RiverKnitsYarn

Hand dyed British wool yarn from a floating dye studio.

Northampton, England · 338 Sales

RiverKnitsYarn

Hand dyed British wool yarn from a floating dye studio.

Northampton, England 338 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(75)

Announcement   Welcome to the RiverKnits online store. We're working on a big restock of 4 Ply / Fingering and there will be some new lines added in the next week. Look out for our next shop update!

🐑 WOOL SHOWS

RiverKnits will be exhibiting at the following wool shows:
- Shipston Wool Fair 29th MAY 2017 at Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
www.shipstonwoolfair.co.uk
- Yarningham 15-16 JULY 2017 at Stirchly Bath, Birmingham
www.stitchesandhos.co.uk/yarningham
- Fibre East 29-30 JULY at Flitwick Rd, Ampthill, Bedford
www.fibre-east.co.uk
- Pop Up Wool Show 19th AUGUST 2017 at Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Road, Port Sunlight Wirral
www.popupwoolshow.co.uk
- West Wales Wool Show 14th OCTOBER 2017 Narbeth, Pembrokeshire
www.westwaleswoolshow.weebly.com
- Kendal Wool Gathering 28-29 OCTOBER 2017 Kendal Leisure Centre, Cumbria
www.kendalwoolgathering.co.uk
- Nottingham Yarn Expo 11-12 NOVEMBER 2017 Nottingham Conference Centre
www.nottinghamyarnexpo.com

- more to follow ;-)

🐑 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: £3.65
Europe: £4.50
International: £5.60

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.

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 18 May, 2017

Welcome to the RiverKnits online store. We're working on a big restock of 4 Ply / Fingering and there will be some new lines added in the next week. Look out for our next shop update!

🐑 WOOL SHOWS

RiverKnits will be exhibiting at the following wool shows:
- Shipston Wool Fair 29th MAY 2017 at Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
www.shipstonwoolfair.co.uk
- Yarningham 15-16 JULY 2017 at Stirchly Bath, Birmingham
www.stitchesandhos.co.uk/yarningham
- Fibre East 29-30 JULY at Flitwick Rd, Ampthill, Bedford
www.fibre-east.co.uk
- Pop Up Wool Show 19th AUGUST 2017 at Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Road, Port Sunlight Wirral
www.popupwoolshow.co.uk
- West Wales Wool Show 14th OCTOBER 2017 Narbeth, Pembrokeshire
www.westwaleswoolshow.weebly.com
- Kendal Wool Gathering 28-29 OCTOBER 2017 Kendal Leisure Centre, Cumbria
www.kendalwoolgathering.co.uk
- Nottingham Yarn Expo 11-12 NOVEMBER 2017 Nottingham Conference Centre
www.nottinghamyarnexpo.com

- more to follow ;-)

🐑 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: £3.65
Europe: £4.50
International: £5.60

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.

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

Natural - Jacob DK 50g
£5.95
Shroom - Superwash Blue Faced Leicester 4 Ply 100g
£15.00
Mermaid - Superwash Blue Faced Leicester DK 100g
£15.00
Bananana - Superwash Blue Faced Leicester DK 100g
£15.00
Shroom - Superwash Blue Faced Leicester DK 100g
£15.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(75)
Aimee Keithan

Aimee Keithan on 22 May, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a beautiful unique colour. Might have to buy a jumper's worth at some point! It's great to be able to 'try out' the colour with a mini skein.

Aimee Keithan

Aimee Keithan on 22 May, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely soft yarn in some really interesting colours. I'm in love with the adventure wheel concept and want one of each!

josiane ange

josiane ange on 18 May, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

magnifique colori, encore mieux que sur la photo! je recommande!

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Updates

BFL 4 Ply update includes Starry Night, Mermaid, My Heart Bleeds Wine and more..!

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A touch of luxury - silk and cashmere blends are in the shop, in fingering and lace weights. We've named the colourways after canal destinations we've visited on our narrowboat.
Only 3 skeins left in this batch of DOOM & Bloom! It's a limited edition for April only, so snap these up and make me dye another batch wink
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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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  • 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

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Last updated on 03 Jan, 2017
Seller details
Becci Pamely-Bast
45 East Park Parade
3
Northampton, Northants NN1 4LA
United Kingdom