TheKnittingSwede

Focus on quality yarns sourced from the British Isles!

Hitchin, England · 263 Sales

TheKnittingSwede

Focus on quality yarns sourced from the British Isles!

Hitchin, England 263 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(64)

TheKnittingSwede is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Dear yarn-lovers, the shop is currently closed as I am attending Unravel and will re-open the week of 20th February - as soon as I’ve done my stocktaking.

Hope to see you back for a visit then!

Tanja

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 16 Feb, 2017

Dear yarn-lovers, the shop is currently closed as I am attending Unravel and will re-open the week of 20th February - as soon as I’ve done my stocktaking.

Hope to see you back for a visit then!

Tanja

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(64)
north144

north144 on 03 Jan, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This item arrived within a couple of days, was well packed and the yarn is delightful. A lovely soft feel and with a sheen from the silk content.

mrsbutland

mrsbutland on 06 Nov, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! I can't do without this already.

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About

A Swede in England, spending most of her days dying yarn!

The Knitting Swede is a UK based business focusing on high quality yarns sourced from the British Isles and Ireland (either indigenous breeds or locally grown).

The “Swede” in question is me, Tanja. I’m originally from Stockholm, Sweden, and I met my [British] husband in 1995 while he was working there. When he moved back to London in 1996, we decided I should come with him...

Like many, I learnt to knit as a child but soon put the needles away in favour of being outside on my bicycle with my cousin and my friends.
I had a short spell of picking up the needles again in my late teens and on and off since, but it wasn’t until sometime during mid 2000 I came back to the craft with a vengeance. I have been slightly fiber obsessed ever since...

When sourcing my yarns I not only look at the quality but I am also careful to choose ethical British suppliers.
All my yarns are hand-painted or hand-dyed by myself in my home; I mainly dye tonal and semi-solid yarns but also enjoy dyeing self-striping sock yarn.

I always try my best to minimize my impact on the environment and make sure as much dye as possible bonds with the fibers (and does not end up down the drain) as well as neutralizing any leftover water.

I also design knitting patterns to compliment my yarns as well as make a Knitters Bracelet; a funky beaded bracelet for knitters [and crocheters], which also functions as a row counter.

I am delighted to be able to offer you my yarns and bracelets through Etsy, and my patterns through Ravelry.

Thank you for visiting,
Tanja

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Shop policies

Last updated on 17 March, 2016
Welcome to The Knitting Swede.

All my yarns are hand dyed by myself in small batches.
Whilst I do my best to achieve consistency within AND between each batch, please bear in mind that there can be some variation.
If you are working on a project requiring more than one skein, it is advisable to work with two skeins at a time, alternating every couple of rows/rounds, for best results.


A note about photographs
We have taken great care to present my yarns and patterns in digital form as close to life as possible. However, all monitors vary and the colours in real life might not be exactly as shown on yours.
Also note that if you are purchasing a repeatable colourway the skein in the picture is a representative of that colourway and may not be the exact skein you are purchasing.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is accepted through PayPal or Direct Checkout with integrated PayPal.
Shipping
Your order will be shipped within 1-3 business days after payment clears unless otherwise notified.

If you do not receive your package with in 15 working days for UK and 25 working days for overseas, please contact your local sorting office to find out if they are holding a parcel for you but haven't left a card. Unless you have done this I cannot pursue the issue further.
I appreciate that the wait may be frustrating but I do need to ask you to wait as most parcels do eventually turn up. Overseas parcels are not even considered as missing by the post office for 3 months.

Domestic items are shipped 1st class mail or 1st class Signed For and Special Delivery if value is over £50.
Europe and RoW are shipped International Standard or International Tracked & Signed if value is over £50.

Depending how you pay, I will ship to your PayPal address or Etsy address (if using Direct Checkout with integrated PayPal), so please make sure that this is up to date when purchasing - please note, that replacements/refunds will NOT be sent/issued if a signature on delivery has been obtained or if you have given me an incorrect or incomplete address.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: VAT at 20% is chargeable on any purchases being delivered to a country within the EU and are included in the postal charge where applicable.
Customs charges on purchases outside the EU are the responsibility of the buyer.

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Refunds and Exchanges
It is very important for me that you are happy with your purchase. If you have any concerns about your order, please contact me right away, as I'll do everything I can to ensure your satisfaction.

You are entitled by law to a 14 calendar day cancellation period, should you choose to return the goods you must notify me within 14 calendar days beginning with the day you received the goods.
I’m happy to refund the purchase price (less postage and Paypal/ETSY fees) on stock items.
For any items made to order where I have agreed to a refund, there will be a 20% restocking fee.
I cannot accept liability for returned goods lost or damaged during transit – if in doubt, please return the goods by ‘UK Confirmed’. Proof of postage will not be accepted as proof of delivery.
Refunds can only be made if the goods are in their original condition with all ties / bands still in place and shall be made within 14 calendar days of receipt of the item (or proof of postage). Yarn that smells of smoke will NOT be refunded, as I cannot resell it.
Please also note, that replacements/refunds will NOT be sent/issued if a signature on delivery has been obtained or if you have given me an incorrect or incomplete address.
The customer is responsible for return postage unless the item is deemed to be faulty.
Items returned from outside the EU must be clearly marked on the customs label as "returned merchandise" so as not to attract import duty / VAT. Please also write "Returning to country of origin" on the parcel.
Cancellation notification must be made in writing. Please see below a Model cancellation form, which you can use (copy and paste).

Model Cancellation Form
To The Knitting Swede, 35 Bessemer Close, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK / E Mail : returns [!at] theknittingswede.co.uk
I/We* hereby give notice that I/We* cancel my/our contract of sale of the following goods:
Ordered on* / Received on*:
Name of Customer:
Address of Customer:
Date*:
* Fill in the details required

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Cancellation rights, digital content: UK/EU law requires me to advise you that You are entitled by law to a 14 calendar day cancellation period unless you have downloaded the pattern. By starting the pattern download within 14 days of purchase you expressly agree to waive your right to cancellation and refund.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All transactions are made in GBP. In the event of a refund, I will refund the amount in GBP (please note that I have no control over the currency exchange rate).

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