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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. Responsibly sourced products, of excellent quality and with the maker in mind. As a small business, we price fairly and do not have regular sales.

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 complete knitting kits too. Our responsibly sourced albizia and subabul wooden knitting needles are a joy to use, dark and blond hardwood makes using any colour yarn possible. CITES regulations now restrict the use of rosewood.

We have been huge fans of rinse free Soak since we started and their Flatter ironing spray is perfect for blocking. ChiaoGoo's premium knitting and crochet tools have proved a huge hit with our customers. Over time we've added products from Cocoknits, Pom Maker, Nancy's Knit Knacks, Loome, Lazadas and more.

Winner in The British Knitting Awards 2013. Runner Up in 2014 and 2015. #britknitawards

At the end of 2015 Ruth suffered a Subarachnoid Brain Haemorrhage (SAH). 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.

Coronavirus COVID-19

Yes, you can continue to shop with us online but please bear in mind that we are inevitably experiencing some disruption within our supply and distribution network. Thank you for your patience at this unpredictable time. Rest assured, hand washing, work surface cleaning and high standards of hygiene in general are applied.