In the not-too-distant past, wool was a staple fabric. Baby boomers knitted with it, furniture makers upholstered with it and designers used it in their clothing.
Today, the wool industry faces new challenges. Rising shearing rates make it harder for farmers to make a profit from the material. They are also unsure of the future of the product.
Knitnstitch is a local yarn and wool store located in Kingsland, Auckland that provides a wide range of quality products online and in-store. Their products include embroidery kits, DMC threads, skeins of yarn, and other knitting and crochet supplies. They also offer a range of upholstery, leathercraft and up-cycling supplies. They strive to inspire and engage their customers by providing a creative collaborative experience when shopping with them.
A knit stitch is a series of alternating wales of red and yellow knitted stitches, each suspended from the next by a single yarn over. The wales are formed when a new loop passes through two or more of the previous stitches (a decrease) and merges them together. This produces a raised horizontal welt on the fabric.
Serving kiwi knitters and stitchers for over 50 years, this large, gleaming store is divided evenly into well-displayed embroidery, quilting and knitting supplies. The store is also home to a very impressive range of New Zealand yarn, including Stansborough’s Mithril and Annabelle’s, as well as Zealana, Noro, MilliaMia, Naturally and the locally made Strand.
The store also provides a wide range of patterns and kits to get you started. And if you’re feeling adventurous, the store’s staff will be happy to guide you through more advanced techniques.
Located in Petone, Knit World is only a short walk from Stansborough’s gallery, which is stocked with stunning wool blankets, throws and shawls, woven on turn-of-the-century looms. You can even see the looms for yourself! These are the same fabrics that have been used in movies like The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. So, whether you’re looking for a special gift or something to keep you warm, this is the place to go.
Hands Craft Store
Hands Craft Gallery is New Zealand’s largest online yarn store, stocking a huge selection of natural fibres for your next knitting project. Choose from a variety of ply weights, wool content blends and top-quality brands. You’ll find everything from soft and breathable Merino wool to hard-wearing Corriedale 8ply. This family-run company is based in Tauranga and is dedicated to providing the discerning knitter with high-quality natural yarns and essential accessories. They offer free delivery to all New Zealand addresses.
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