Welcome to Knit Nottingham

The lovely shop on Trinity Walk Part of our wide range of yarns Some of our wonderful customers Eleanor with Nikki and Cassie from the BBC's Interior Design Masters Proud results of a Learn to Knit class

Update: 27/10/2020 - All of the below still applies but also we are SUPER BUSY (for which we're really grateful) so it may take 48 hours or so to answer messages. I hate being this slow but I'm just one person. There are also BIG STOCK ISSUES! In that we have a lot of stock but our main suppliers are low and also behind on orders - I will be as honest as possible about this when you order and we can always work out excellent alternatives. Thanks!

We're OPEN! (And have been since the middle of June...).

That's subject to the unravelling situation of course and we'll be carrying on doing web and phone orders as we have been throughout the pandemic so please don't feel you need to come in, just give us a call and leave a message, we'll get you sorted.


Safety Measures:

  Customers can handle the products once we've seen them use hand sanitizer but we'd ask you be mindful to only touch what you might buy. We are not accepting any returns for any reason (this obviously doesn't affect your statutory rights so we will accept faulty returns or returns from distance purchases etc.).  

I so appreciate the support that you've all given to us over the last few months. It's been a ride, hasn't it?! In this second iteration of lockdown, deliveries and stock levels from our suppliers are not as guaranteed as they were earlier in the year with some orders taking up to two weeks to get to us! I will be honest about our wait times (as I can be, a fair bit of it is in the lap of the gods), open about alternative suggestions and I ask that you stay friendly to me and my team regarding this and other annoyances that happen. We know it's not great that you can't wander the shop and touch everything and that basic items are sometimes out of stock but we're all just trying our best to keep everything as safe as possible and work within the limitations of a pandemic.


We can't wait to see you (or hear from you as the case may be!). Stay safe.


Eleanor, Emma and Katie. Xxx

Knit Nottingham is an award winning, independent yarn shop in the heart of Nottingham and we sell reasonably priced, excellent quality yarn for crochet and knitting. We also stock needles, notions, patterns and high quality, locally hand made items for the discerning crafter. The shop is staffed by expert knitters and crocheters (unless Dr Chris is covering in which case you’ll get a friendly hello and a mostly confused look, but I promise he’s not in very often). We also teach lessons - in knitting, crochet, dyeing and various other woolly things - both in house and with some fabulous teachers from far and wide. We do the occasional coach trip and a weekly vlog. And every now and again we put on excellent parties.

We opened in 2010 in a tiny and rickety shop on Mansfield Road. but we put our heart and soul into it, made a lot of good friends and loyal customers, won some awards and were eventually able to move to our lovely, and much bigger, new home on Trinity Walk in 2016. We ended up partially crowdfunding that move because people were so excited and wanted to be part of it and we’ll forever be grateful for how our community stepped up at that moment.

We're committed to making our shop a welcoming and accessible place for people who are disabled, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and everybody else. We do have a ramp that we're not afraid to use and island in the middle of the shop moves about for ease of access. If you want to discuss anything further please do give us an email or a ring and we'll happily work around you. We consider our space unapologetically political, body positive and feminist and we don't shy away from the big conversations that crafting is a part of; it's not always heavy but it's not just sticks and string either (although if you're wondering whether you're able to do a difficult pattern, then it is just sticks and string...).

In 2018 we were contacted to be part of a new BBC programme, Interior Design Masters. Our designers, Nikki and Cassie (who went on to win the whole show!), gutted the shop and completely re-imagined how a modern yarn shop should present itself. We’re still messy, a little disorganised and bursting with wool but now, when we put our best foot forward, we look a bit hipster too. Mary Portas, who was the judge for our week, bloody loved it!

I think that’s all. I’m Eleanor and I own the shop, I’m here most days - sometimes a little frazzled but always grateful to be surrounded by woolly mess. You might also meet the lovely Emma, who’s a whole lot less frazzled than me and always visibly thrilled to be being paid to play with yarn. There’s also a host of regular customers who often know more about what we’re up to than I do but please don’t be offended if they can’t help you, they look comfortable but they’re not being paid! And if you come in often enough you too could become one of those knowledgeable regulars.

If you want to invite us to work with you for an event or party then do give us an email - this is very exciting to us!

We hope to see you soon! :)

Online shop

You can buy from our award winning store without even leaving the comfort of your own home!

Check out our online shop.

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Come and join the fun at one of our relaxed workshops.

We have something for everyone from beginners through to experts!

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Visit us

There's nothing better than a trip to your local yarn shop!

Why not come and see us in the centre of Nottingham?

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Do you have your loyalty card yet?

Our loyalty scheme has changed! But don't worry - you can still use your old loyalty card until it's filled, and then we'll set you up with one of the stylish new ones.

With the new loyalty scheme, you earn points on everything you buy, except artisan and sale items. You no longer have to spend over £10 to start earning points. Once you've spent £200, you'll receive £10 off. Best of all, it's all done automatically through our fancy new till! Full terms and conditions can be found here.