The Knitter


This month, we explore the inspiratio­nal yarn shops of north & east London



15 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA

This store has a dizzying choice of artisan yarns, such as CaMaRose, Habu, Isager, Biches & Buches, Koigu, Shibui, Life in the Long Grass, Orkney Angora, Spincycle, and many more. Loop is the UK stockist of Brooklyn Tweed yarns, and also has a wide choice of books, patterns and tools. www.loopknitti­

020 7288 1160

The Village Haberdashe­ry

Hardy Building, West Hampstead Square, 6 Heritage Lane, London NW6 2BR Discover delicious yarns from brands such as RiverKnits, The Fibre Co., Knit the Bed, Mrs Moon, Qing Fibre, and The Wool Barn in this colourful shop. It’s a stockist of Addi, Clover and KnitPro needles, and also offers a range of knitting books and kits. www.thevillage­haberdashe­

020 7624 5494


108 Alexandra Park Road, Muswell Hill, London, N10 2AE

This north London store has yarns from DROPS, Rico, Rowan, West Yorkshire Spinners, Erika Knight, Baa Ram Ewe, and hand-dyer Peak District Yarns. Pop in to find needles from KnitPro and Clover, too. www.slipstitch­

020 8883 9478

Wild & Woolly

116 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0QR The exciting range in-store includes dLana, De Rerum Natura, Kremke, ITO, Travelknit­ter, Third Vault Yarns, Rosa Pomar, Lanivendol­e, Tukuwool and Rauwerk. Find needles from Seeknit, Addi and ChiaoGoo, plus books and notions. www.wildandwoo­

020 8985 5231

Knit With Attitude

127 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 0PH

Specialisi­ng in ethical and eco-friendly yarns, this shop has a wide choice of brands including John Arbon, Garthenor and Kettle Yarn Co., plus hand-dyed treats from Black Elephant, Hey Mama Wolf, Triskelion, Hedgehog Fibres and more. It stocks Clover and KnitPro needles, books, magazines and kits. www.knitwithat­

020 7998 3282 Next month: S&W London

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