RiverKnitsYarn

Hand dyed British wool yarn from a floating dye studio.

Northampton, England · 1867 Sales

RiverKnitsYarn

Hand dyed British wool yarn from a floating dye studio.

Northampton, England 1867 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(549)

Announcement   Welcome to the RiverKnits online store.

🐑 WOOL SHOWS

RiverKnits will be exhibiting at the following wool shows:

2018:

- Wonderwool Wales 28th - 29th APRIL, Royal Welsh Showground Builth Wells, www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk
- Wool @ Junction 13 12-13 MAY Penkridge Staffordshire
www.wool-j13.uk
- Yarningham 14-15 JULY The Uffculme Centre Birmingham
www.stitchesandhos.cu.uk
- Fibre East 28th - 29th JULY 2018? Flitwick Road, Ampthill MK45 2NU
www.fibre-east.co.uk
- Wollfestival 18th - 19th AUGUST, Rheinterasse, Düsseldorf, Germany 🇩🇪 www.wollfestival.de
- Bakewell Wool Gathering 13th - 14th OCTOBER, Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Derbyshire
www.bakewellwool.co.uk


🐑 CUSTOM ORDERS

Want a sweater quantity or a mini skein colour on a full sized skein? Got an idea for a completely new colourway? Send us a message or click the "custom order" button and we will be happy to dye your dream yarn!

🐑 SHIPPING

Flat Shipping Rates for parcels up to 1 kg:
UK: £3.70
Europe: £4.95
International: £6.05

RiverKnits ships all orders via Royal Mail. For the UK we use Royal Mail First Class and for International orders Royal Mail International Standard. Please note that this is a non-trackable service. If you would like your parcel tracked, or any other amendments, leave us a message with your order.

Please note:
RiverKnits is not liable for any loss during transport with Royal Mail. Standard shipping is only insured against loss or damage up to £20.00. Please message us and request tracked and signed for service. We will put a custom listing on with the upgraded shipping cost.

You might find that you have to pay import fees, duties, or any other inbound customs fees. This varies from country to country and this is not included in the price. We reserve the right to quote shipping separately for custom orders.

Announcement

Last updated on 09 Apr, 2018

Welcome to the RiverKnits online store.

🐑 WOOL SHOWS

RiverKnits will be exhibiting at the following wool shows:

2018:

- Wonderwool Wales 28th - 29th APRIL, Royal Welsh Showground Builth Wells, www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk
- Wool @ Junction 13 12-13 MAY Penkridge Staffordshire
www.wool-j13.uk
- Yarningham 14-15 JULY The Uffculme Centre Birmingham
www.stitchesandhos.cu.uk
- Fibre East 28th - 29th JULY 2018? Flitwick Road, Ampthill MK45 2NU
www.fibre-east.co.uk
- Wollfestival 18th - 19th AUGUST, Rheinterasse, Düsseldorf, Germany 🇩🇪 www.wollfestival.de
- Bakewell Wool Gathering 13th - 14th OCTOBER, Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Derbyshire
www.bakewellwool.co.uk


🐑 CUSTOM ORDERS

Want a sweater quantity or a mini skein colour on a full sized skein? Got an idea for a completely new colourway? Send us a message or click the "custom order" button and we will be happy to dye your dream yarn!

🐑 SHIPPING

Flat Shipping Rates for parcels up to 1 kg:
UK: £3.70
Europe: £4.95
International: £6.05

RiverKnits ships all orders via Royal Mail. For the UK we use Royal Mail First Class and for International orders Royal Mail International Standard. Please note that this is a non-trackable service. If you would like your parcel tracked, or any other amendments, leave us a message with your order.

Please note:
RiverKnits is not liable for any loss during transport with Royal Mail. Standard shipping is only insured against loss or damage up to £20.00. Please message us and request tracked and signed for service. We will put a custom listing on with the upgraded shipping cost.

You might find that you have to pay import fees, duties, or any other inbound customs fees. This varies from country to country and this is not included in the price. We reserve the right to quote shipping separately for custom orders.

Becci Pamely-Bast

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Becci Pamely-Bast

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(549)
Diane Haithwaite

Diane Haithwaite on 24 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning yarn. It's so lovely to use and is knitting up beautifully. Fantastic service too.

Diana

Diana on 23 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful soft wool in a lovely bright color,I truly love to knit with this great yarn. Thanks

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Updates

I swore I wouldn’t do a January sale however... we are making space for an exciting new range! Go to the Discontinued/Sale yarn section and grab yourself a bargain. Most of these luxury blends can be had for less than the price of a skein of sock yarn wink
Exciting news! The latest batch of leather project bags is now in stock and they look, feel, and smell amazing.
We think they make the perfect gift for knitters and crocheters. There’s still time to pick one up before Christmas blush
We have new stock of Addi CraSyTrio needles in grinning
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About

RiverKnits yarns come from Becci, a narrowboat dweller who is mad about knitting and all things woolly.

RiverKnits started out when Becci was on maternity leave with her third child. She is an engineer by trade and worked in a manufacturing environment for many years. It may seem completely unrelated on the surface, but the experience gained in designing and producing quality products spills over into her hand dyed yarns. She keeps all her notes and every colourway in the Etsy shop is highly repeatable. Since the beginning of 2017, her husband Markus has joined RiverKnits and guess what? He is also a engineer and has lots of customer-facing business experience.

We are both keen, experienced knitters who are passionate about British wool. As there are over 70 native breeds of sheep in the UK, we believe there is more than enough fibre to explore on this little group of islands! RiverKnits wool yarn and fibre is all sourced from the UK, you won’t find any Merino here! The majority of the range today is Blue Faced Leicester; a lustrous English longwool. It’s buttery soft to work with and takes dye beautifully. As we are so proud of this British heritage, we are also currently in the process of getting some 100% Jacob wool spun into a DK weight yarn. Watch out for shop updates in the next month or two!

Another passion we were able to realise is to live and work on our narrowboat home, the “Drowsy Maggie”. All RiverKnits yarn is hand dyed on the boat, whilst exploring the British canal and river network. In the warmer months, we will be trading from the towpath, so do keep an eye on social media (Facebook and Instagram) to see if we stop near you!

The colourways are often inspired by nature, wildlife and even industrial scenes that the Drowsy Maggie passes through. You can see this in the rich, earthy colours. The yarn is dyed in layers, to give it a complex and subtle appearance. This also makes the variegated range less prone to pooling. The core range includes 4-ply (fingering), DK, and lace-weight yarns, so we have something for most projects. We believe there is a colourway out there for everyone, so do have a browse and thank you for stopping by :-)

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Shop members

  • Becci

    Owner

    Hi! I'm working from my home, the Drowsy Maggie, a lovely narrowboat. In my previous life I was an engineer, so now I'm using those science skills combined with years of fibre crafting experience to create hand dyed yarns.

  • Markus

    Owner, Customer Service, Marketer

Production partners

  • Addi

    Germany

    Well known high quality manufacturer for knitting needles.

  • Fig Fibre Studio

    Stroud, England

    Leatherworker

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 16 Jan, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Is all wool in the RiverKnits online shop British Wool?

Yes.

If my RiverKnits parcel gets lost in the post who is liable?

All our parcels are send with Royal Mail first class (in UK) and internationally with Royal Mail international Standard. The parcel is insured only for a value of £20.00. I f you place orders above this amount please message RiverKnits and ask for tracked and signed option. We will send you a quote and we will create a custom listing for the additional freight cost. RiverKnits is not liable for any loss during shipping with Royal Mail and will not send you a replacement.

Seller details
Becci Pamely-Bast
45 East Park Parade
Flat 3
NORTHAMPTON, Northants NN1 4LA
United Kingdom