Hello! My name is Katharine and this is my online shop. Let me tell you a little bit about the history of my yarn studio.I 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, K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique. 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 K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique 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!
Finally in the summer of 2014 I made the decision to sell my Edinburgh shop and make the online move complete. To celebrate this I changed the name of my online shop to that of my own yarn line, Old Town Yarns. You can reach my shop either through the old address, www.k1yarns.com or the new address www.oldtownyarns.com
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!