discover unique yarns and gorgeous exclusive kits

About Us

In a nutshell, The Little Knitting Company™ (TLKC) 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™ (TLKC) 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. CITES regulations now restrict the use of rosewood so we await delivery of a new dark hardwood range of needles and accessories. Swifts, buttons, stitch markers and other useful tools have been sourced just for you.

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

Ruth suffered a Subarachnoid 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 but this should start to change in 2020!