About Me

Abby KnittingThe clue is in the name…

Hello, and welcome to Luxury Yarns– the home of… yes – luxury yarns – and a few other bits too. My name is Abby and I am a yarnaholic. I have a lovely husband, two amazing sons (one is almost 7 years old and the other is 2) and a dog so I am always busy!

I have been knitting and crocheting since I was about 5 years old… I would watch my mother make beautiful jumpers, bags and belts etc (bearing in mind this was the ’70s – and almost everything was made out of afghan squares) and I longed to be able to make things for my dolls. So I begged her to teach me, and I haven’t really stopped since.

I am passionate about quality wool, and have spent my life trailing haberdashery shops looking for the ultimate feel good and good feeling yarns. I remember all the way through my teens and twenties my friends would laugh at me as I knitted away, but were happy to make the most of hand-made jumpers hats and scarves. However, recently my “uncoolness” has become fashionable again – perhaps this is due to the economic climate and a desire to tighten our belts, or just as things trend in and out – but either way home crafts are making a comeback – and I love it.

My personal motto is “Life’s too short to knit with cheap yarn” and everything on this site reflects that. That’s not to say that all my yarn is expensive, but it is chosen with a love of knitting in mind. I believe quality far outweighs quantity so whilst I don’t stock hundreds of different products – what I have is really lovely. If, you would like to discuss your purchase beforehand then please feel free to give me a call on +44 (0) 20 8133 9336 and I will try to help.

I offer a bespoke colour service on all Shreya Silks, at no extra cost (subject to minimum order of 500g) and have created yarns for Christenings, Weddings, and other special occasions where colours must be exact.

This whole site has been created based on things I would have liked someone to find for me – products, services, and patterns – all with a personal touch. Luxury Yarns is me, and comes from a love of all things knitting and crochet. I hope that you will want to come back again and again because my service is second to none.

Lastly is my unique 100% money back guarantee on all yarns for a whole year from the date of purchase – provided it is unused and still in its original packaging, then I will refund exactly what you paid for it (for more information see customer service). I wanted to offer this service because many of the yarns I sell are hand-dyed individually, and do not contain lot numbers. Because of this I recommend ordering a little more than you think you will need, safe in the knowledge that you can get your money back at the end if you don’t use it all. Having said this – I am rarely taken up on the offer as most of my customers are like minded yarn addicts who are happy to keep any leftovers in their stash

Thanks again for looking – hopefully you will love what you see – I know I do. 🙂

p.s. my husband is convinced that Luxury Yarns is just a way for me to legitimise my yarn addiction and that I am forever “getting high on my own supply”…