Knit One Kits and my yarn journey

Updated 8th May 2022

My kits are aimed at those of you who can already knit or crochet. If you are not sure what to make next or you want a small quick easy project to test your newly learnt skills I have plenty to chose from. You can buy my kits in their 'No Fuss' less expensive version which is the Yarn and Pattern only with simple packaging. Or you can add Needles or Hooks to the kit and opt for Extra Gift Packaging (select at the checkout) to have the 'kit' sent suitably packaged for you to give as a gift, the choice is yours. If you need a special message adding to the Kit email me at

My packaging. I know that many online companies spend alot on packaging to make everything look super lovely on arrival, and I get that but at the same time it is very wasteful and ultimately these costs get passed back to you the customer. If you'd like to give the Kit as a Gift please choose the Gift Packaging option at the Checkout (I'm working on some photos to show you what you get). But otherwise your kit will be packaged (No Fuss version) in grey recycled plastic postal bags (to keep it dry) and I use repurposed cardboard to protect your pattern in transit anything recycled is always clean and yarn friendly, I hope it doesn't offend anyone. 

I take orders to the Post Office on Monday, Wednesday & Friday (orders need to be placed by 8.30am on those days to get posted). If you need something quicker please select UPS, I do daily drops with them at 10am.

 If you are in the Leicester area you can also pick up your order from my doorstep which is free! All the options are listed at checkout. For a small charge of £1.50 I drop off to anywhere in Leicester City - it might not be the same day but will certainly be quicker than the post!

If there is any of the yarn on my site I've used for a kit and you'd like to buy it in a non kit form please email on and I can sort something out. I do reply pretty quickly, BUT please check your spam folder just in case!


My website and yarn journey

Hello, my name is Alison and Knit One Kits is my online business. You may have come across me at a yarn show or know me from Knit One yarn shop in Leicester (a special welcome back) or just happened upon my web site, welcome.

My retail yarn journey started back in 2011 when the Knit One yarn shop opened in Clarendon Park, Leicester. A small but perfectly formed shop selling branded yarn, needles, hooks, patterns and lots lots more. After an amazing 8 years trading I decided to close the shop in September 2019 and to spend my time selling online and more importantly selling at yarn shows throughout the UK.

My kits for cushions, scarves, shawls, gloves and other useful woolly items were always been popular at the shop and at yarn shows. You can be confident that there is enough yarn (please check your tension as this could affect yarn usage) for the pattern that you are buying so start it straight away or add it to your stash for when you are ready. 

I search out good quality yarn from some of the best commercial yarn company's, work on mixing colours together to create some awesome combinations for the crochet cushion covers or find a stitch that will complement the multi coloured yarns to create an eye catching scarf or shawl. My favourite yarn companies are Lang, Erika Knight, Rico, Sirdar and Katia.

Enjoy my website I hope you find something you would like to buy.

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