Please note:
We are putting our feet up for a week to recharge.

Friday 31st March
Last day of yarn/ pattern/ materials acquisition before we have a week off…
form an orderly queue!
10am – 5pm

We will be closed
Saturday 1st – Friday 7th April
There will be NO KNIT NIGHT on Thursday 6th April

Saturday 8th April
9am – 5pm

Date for the diary
Yarn Shop Day
Saturday 6th May

We are thrilled to announce that as part of our frolics with fibre Rachel Coopey will be joining us to launch Socks Yeah! DK
Rachel’s first yarn, Socks Yeah! is a star on our shelves along with a whole selection of CoopKnits designs and we know this heavier weight version will be made welcome. Having seen initial batches of it we can tell you it is a cracker of a yarn.
Love that Rachel has chosen The Yarn Dispensary as the first place to get hold of her new offering and you’ll give her a great day here.

The textile trinity in-house that day will also include Jeni from Fyberspates and Renée of East London Knit.

Come on over and join us.
Bring your knitting.
Show us what you’ve made from all things CoopKnits, Fyberspates and East London Knit.

Workshop list for 2017

For details of evening and Saturday workshop classes 2017 for both knitting and crochet click here. Tickets for classes from January until July go on sale 10am Tuesday 17 January.

Pom Pom Quarterly – Issue 20 Spring 2017

Nine beautiful patterns to lead us in to Spring with the hope of brighter days and lighter weight yarns. As we expect from PPQ, in addition to interesting design, there’s insightful comment from Anna Maltz’s column and the galvanising affirmation that knitters are far from woolly-minded. A good read, a lovely pattern resource and the appealing production that we have come to know and love.




Hedgehog Fibres

31 shades of Skinny Singles and all 30 shades of Sock Minis were added to stock; the Skinny Singles are selling so rapidly that a few shades are sold out already.

It’s been worth the wait as the colours are outstandingly good, the handle of the yarn is glorious and it’s great watching your inventive colour combining of Skinny Singles with shots of contrast in the form of a Sock Mini (or two. Or three. Or ………)

All we need now is a huge delivery of extra hours in the day and more knitting time please!

Happy Birthday to us

Thursday 1st September 2016

Can you believe we’ll be celebrating soon? What a year it has been and all thanks to the extraordinary support of you lovely lot.
We will be kicking off a month of jollity by being open for a bit during the day (1pm – 5pm) as well as our Knit Night from 7pm – 9pm.

Limited edition custom dyed Birthday yarn

To celebrate the best way we know…with yarn…we have worked with the magicians at SweetGeorgia Yarns to create a unique colourway of handpainted Superwash DK that echoes the hues of The Yarn Dispensary.
This custom shade launching in September will be exclusive to us and available in a limited quantity this year alongside semi solid shades to allow you to scheme and dream to your heart’s content.

The Yarn Dispensary Birthday Blend No.1
on a 234m per skein 100% superwash merino dk base; it echoes the colours of the shop from the rich blue pigeonholes, the bone white walls, the warm oak beams to the dusky grey of our frontage and the burnished gold of the pestle and mortar above the doorway.

One hundred skeins only
£24 a skein


The Yarn Dispensary on Instagram

 Bursting with possibility - arms full of @knightkraft Gossypium Cotton including the four new shades Boho, Daring, Ikat and Pitch. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #erikaknight #gossypiumcotton #newshades #gorgeousstuff  The emerging blossom defying the darkening skies at the end of our working day #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #lovewhereyoulive  The professionalism of typing up notes as handouts for tonight's evening class on blocking balanced out by Farringdon being a big, furry paperweight #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #workshops #eveningclasses #handsomebutnothelpful #professionalcatpaperweightsofinstagram  It's official! Our customers (and our choice of biscuits for workshops and Knit Night) are the best. Ever. Customer's husband gave me these this morning - love them! #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #ourcustomersarefab #poweredbytunnocks  Treasure trove of vintage patterns - a much loved collection of a lifelong knitter - handed to me by a local market trader who found them whilst clearing her mother' house. Such generosity and kindness from her at a time of personal sorrow; poignant reminder that, even with the grim daily headlines, there truly are more lovely folk in the world than the other's just not the decent ones making the news. #theyarndispensary #faversham #countingourblessings
 Aren't human beings the best sort of people? Wonderful customer has just returned from a trip to our mutual motherland and bounded in this morning with a big smile, a hug and a care package! #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #poweredbytunnocks  There's a lot of love for @knitsirdar Sublime Evie and the making of small things #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #sublime #evie #knittersofinstagram #smallthings #softandsquidgy  Storm Doris is being chased away by Whirlwind Erika as we unleash our new delivery of Gossypium Cotton DK and Studio Linen from @knightkraft during our usual Thursday late night opening from 7pm - 9pm The cotton is perfectly matte and a tempting £3.35 per ball. The three new blues plus a solid black add to the palette of the Studio Linen at £5.95 per skein. With free patterns for the Gossypium Cotton @knightkraft website including a cute Cottontail Rabbit (finished knitting one today; thinking ahead to window displays) what's not to like? #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #erikaknight #gossypiumcotton #studiolinen #knitallthethings  A barrow full of Spring faces to greet you at our door. All plants, as always, from the super Richard's Plant Stall @favershammarkets #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #favershammarket #shoplocal #springiscoming
 Thanks for all the lovely comments about spying the shop on Walks With My Dog last night - even without the smiley @philspencertv we know what a fab location Faversham is and how lucky we are to enjoy this wee corner of the world #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #whatalocation #lovewhereyoulive #knittersofinstagram #medievalbuildings  Look what came in this morning's post.....just beautiful from the delightful @feller.carol #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #carolfeller #nuacollection #mustcaston  The Spring @pompommag trunk show is with us until Saturday 4th March before it travels north for @edinyarnfest Now to decide what to knit first..... #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #pompomquarterly #trunkshow #edinburghyarnfestival #knittersofinstagram  With some amendments to type up to lesson notes for tomorrow's fully booked evening class and no help at all from Fenchurch, it's goodnight from us and goodnight from him #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #eveningclasses #aaaaaaandrelax
 And we are full, we are with EYF in spirit! General consensus is we could go en masse next year for a breakaway Knit Night #theyaredetermined #donotruleitout #theyarndispensary #knitnight #faversham  Chirpy colours everywhere! We love a good rearrangement of some of our pigeonholes #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #gloriouscolours #inspiring  First train of the day from Kent to London then onwards to Birmingham for #Stitches trade show to hunt down new things #theyarndispensary #faversham #powertotheneedles #dayoff #notallwork #bonusknittingtime  Grey skies be gone! We are dreaming of Spring and lighter knits with the new edition of @pompommag The expected beautiful production and informed, insightful writing by @sweaterspotter as to why there's power in the needles and knitters are far from woolly-minded #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #knittersofinstagram #pompomquarterly #annamaltz #greatdesign #writingwithmeaning #planningahead #powertotheneedles


The Yarn Dispensary
6 Market Place Faversham Kent ME13 7AG
01795 597 700