Hello! My name is Katharine and this is my online shop. Let me tell you a little bit about the history of K1 YarnsI have always loved to make things. In particular I love to knit and sew my own clothes. In 2005 I opened a small yarn shop in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. In those days, when online yarn shops were still quite rare, it was suprisingly difficult to find Scottish wools in Scotland! I sought out and stocked all of those that I could find, and to make up the difference I purchased local wool and dyed them myself!
In 2007 I moved my shop from Glasgow to Edinburgh's Old Town, just a short walk from the famous castle! There I was able to expand our range of Scottish wools much further and began to collaborate with Scottish wool producers and dyers to create new brands unique to k1 Yarns, such as Scappa.
During the following years I focused on creating a range of patterns to support both my own hand-dyed 'Old Town Yarns', and those from other small Scottish producers such as my great friends at Orkney Angora!
Old Town Yarns quickly became a best selling range and within a year I found that no matter how much time I spent dying yarns it was never enough. With the long hours spent commuting between my home and studio in Glasgow and the shop in Edinburgh I found that there was little time to take on new creative projects. Finally in the summer of 2014 I made the decision to sell my Edinburgh shop and make the online move complete.
Now as an online shop I am able to spend all my days producing beautiful yarns for you and designing new knitting patterns too! I have even begun a range of hand-dyed fabrics available by the metre. Most excitingly I have been able to develop my own clothing range based on some of the designs that I have been making for myself and my friends. I hope you will like them too.
I hope you enjoy looking through the shop and whether you love to knit, crochet, sew or are just looking for one great dress I hope you can find it here!