About Us

In a nutshell, The Little Knitting Company™ is a family run independent online company based in rural Oxfordshire not far from the Uffington White Horse. The company was formed in early 2008 by Ruth Chester and has gone from strength to strength. The real passion is natural fibre such as cashmere, alpaca and merino.

At the award winning Little Knitting Company™ we love to discover gorgeous wool and yarn. Using great designers to create garments and accessories, we offer patterns and knitting kits too.

Our responsibly sourced Indian rosewood and subabul wooden knitting needles are a joy to use, dark and blonde hardwood makes using any colour yarn possible.

Swifts, buttons, stitch markers and other useful tools have been sourced just for you.

Winner of "Best Ready To Use Knit Kits" in The British Knitting Awards 2013. Runner Up "Best Ready To Use Knit Kits" 2014 and 2015. #britknitawards

Nominations for 2017 are now open. You can enter your choices here.

Ruth suffered a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (SAH) in December 2015. She considers herself one of the very lucky ones to have survived unscathed and received such fabulous care at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital but a full recovery is and continues to be a priority. It is for this reason that the company has not attended any shows/exhibitions since and new products have been thin on the ground but this should change in 2017!