Yarns

At The Wool Merchant we pride ourselves on stocking high quality natural fibre yarns and we strive to avoid synthetic products whenever possible. Through our shop we aim to support local, traditional and artisan producers whilst at the same time stocking a wide range of international designer ranges. Please see below for further information on the yarns we stock.
Designer Ranges
  • Debbie Bliss Only remaining stock available in small quantities
  • Erika Knight is a British designer and author whose yarn collection epitomizes, the ethos of environmentally sustainable authentically British fibres, including the use of nettle fibre as well as wool, cotton and linen.
  • Lang supply us with a beautiful soft Donegal tweed, which knits up as a sport weight.
  • Manos del Uruguay the secret of Manos lies in their patient kettle dye processes, which produce their trademark colours, we stock 'Serena'. These are fair trade yarns from a women's cooperative in Uruguay.
  • Rowan a beautiful range of luxury hand knitting yarns in premium fibres, such as silk, mohair, merino, and alpaca. We stock most of the range.
  • The Fibre Co. are inspired by the beauty, texture and subtle variances that fine wool and other natural fibres provide.
  • Wendy our supplier for the ever useful and popular dish cloth cotton. We only stock one shade natural unbleached, available whilst stocks last.


Local and Traditional Yarns
  • Jamieson's direct from this long established family business this is 'The Shetland' yarn famed for it's delicate palette for knitting traditional Fair Isle. We stock Spindrift (4 ply) or double knit and Shetland Heather (Aran weight).
  • John Arbon's mill on Exmore is a rare example of a worsted spinning mill. We stock Knit by numbers D.K. made from organic Falklands Merino, and Devonia D.K. made from a blend of Devon sheep breeds.
  • Killcara/Donegal The genuine Donegal tweed from Ireland, there are many copies, some which we stock also but if it is the original you are looking for this is it.


Luxury and artisan products
  • Devon Handspun. A small range of unique handspun yarns from local artist Anna Leatherdale



Sock Yarns
We stock an ever changing range of both self-patterning and variegated sock yarns, including a selection of ranges from Opal and Schoppel Wolle, such as Admiral Druck, Das Paar, and Crazy Zauberball, plus the new 'Admiral Hanf', made from Hemp and recycled nylon making it one of the most sustainable sock yarns on the market.