The Harrogate Yarn Co

Yarns Unspun No. 2

… the one where we introduce The Harrogate Yarn Company


Now then, do you want to hear that exciting news? Ok, I’ll share my secret, just because its you, eek!  This is a very big one though, and has been an ongoing secret for the last 9 months. I know, who knew I could keep a secret that loooong.



The Harrogate Yarn Company


Yes, you heard me right, a new yarn brand! And I have been working alongside Laxtons Specialist Yarn Spinners – based in Baildon , Yorkshire – who have been spinning yarn since 1907. to create our first fabulous new British yarn… The Harrogate Yarn Co. Mercer DK


This Mercer DK yarn is fully traceable back to the farm where the gorgeous Romney sheep live.

It has been spun entirely from single farm British reared New Zealand Romney sheep on Gordon and Glenys’ award-winning family farm in beautiful Hampshire which the pair have been running for more than 35 years.


The Harrogate Yarn Co Stockist
Romney Sheep


The fleeces of these lovely sheep produce a fabulous, soft, long staple fibre perfect for hand knitting. This is, I have to say, is a beautiful, sustainable and locally produced yarn that I am so very very proud of.

The beautiful ball bands have been created by local graphic designer, Rosie Houghton, who is based just down the road in Knaresborough.

And are printed by Fretwell’s Printers in Keighley, who have been proudly printing independently for over 40 years, and are the trusted printers used by Laxtons.

Making our beautiful yarn a sustainable, elegant, British Fleece created by a fabulous heritage of long-standing Yorkshire Businesses.

This fabulous Mercer DK has a range of 8 shades: Old Swan, Cold Bath, The Stray, Daffodil Walk, Cherry Blossom, Pump Room,  Agatha’s Claret, and Bean’s Tea…


All 8 shades are lovely individually, but mix and match together beautifully too.

We are currently in the process of knitting up a storm of samples for you all to have a play with in the shop and for us to take on the road too!




The Harrogate Yarn Co. Mercer DK  is exclusively available for sale at Yarn Etc…

  • 100% British Wool
  • Sourced from traceable UK Romney Sheep Fleece
  • 245m per 100g
  • Gentle Hand Wash ~ Dry Flat
  •  £15.95
  • Available now instore or
  • Buy Online

So that’s the big news, a gorgeous new yarn UK born and bred, a yarn spun to our own specifications which is only available directly from ourselves either online, in store or at any shows that we do in the future.


This is a super yarn that’s super versatile and is knitting up a treat. Go have a browse online or pop in and have a squish and tell us what you think.

Keep Crafting,

Fi xx





4 thoughts on “Yarns Unspun No. 2”

  1. Judith Green

    Wishing you all the success in the world. This wool looks absolutely fab. Nice to have historical connections to the labels etc. 🥢🥢💕

    1. Aww thanks Judith… your support is much appreciated. We had a lot of fun choosing the colours… some as you say historical but had to add a spice of fun with our Bean’s Tea 😉

  2. Harrogate Yarn is too too exciting! Cannot wait to come and squish. Will have to settle for browsing DK patterns in the meantime, so I know what to cast on when I see it!
    Congratulations Dee

    1. Aww thanks Dee… got a garment in mind? How about the colours? thinking one shade or combination?

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