My gift to all those aiming to reach SABLE aka Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy!
As of autumn 2012 the list is new, so not that 'big' as yet, but it will be added to and updated regularly. Most of the online stores I'll list here will have been tried and tested by me, and the few that haven't (yet!) have been highly recommended by my knitting chums and/or supply my favourite, often hard-to-come by, yarns. The opinions expressed are my own and I have benefited in no way from sharing them with you. You'll find names you'll know and names you probably won't. But because I'm generally happiest knitting with premium, natural fibre yarns you may notice a lean towards the 'high end' stuff. Don't worry though, there's something here for everyone, wherever in the world you are*.
All the 'buttons' link to the relevant website, hover your cursor over them to read my store review. All these online stores are great but my absolute top recommendations get a tick. A flower symbol indicates that eco-friendly, organic, and/or plant dyed yarns are available.
* Please remember that if ordering from abroad there may be VAT, import duty or similar to pay. In the UK, at time of writing, this is not the case if ordering from within the EU, but will apply to goods ordered from Norway, Iceland and other non EU countries, the USA, Japan, Australia, etc. unless the total value of the order, including shipping costs, is no more than £15. For currency conversion I use xe.com.
* Stores in Australia and Canada coming soon.
* Looking for a yarn store near you, or to visit while on holiday? Try knitmap, a searchable catalogue of yarn stores from all over the world.
Disclaimer. A store's position in the list will be alphabetical or random and should not be assumed to indicate any kind of ranking. Any quoted stocks, prices, and special offers are of course subject to change. And please note, these are my personal recommendations and none of the entries in this list have been sponsored. Enjoy!