About me and Knit One Kits

Update as of 6th May 2021

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 you'd like to buy in a different quantity please email on knitone247@gmail.com and I can sort something out. I do reply pretty quickly, BUT please check your spam folder just in case!

Lastly just a note about my packaging. I know that many online companies spend many pennies 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.  I am an avid recycler so I use boring grey recycled plastic postal bags, I might occasionally re use a cardboard box and cardboard so protect your pattern in transit but anything recycled is always clean and yarn friendly, I hope it doesn't offend anyone. 

And hello to my overseas shoppers, I'm more than happy to post out to you. I can see that I get many views from people in the US and Canada, I can ship to you, the postal charges are loaded, if you encounter any problems please email me on knitone247@gmail.com

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.

For email queries - knitone247@gmail.com