Please note: we will be shut Sunday 6th – Monday 14th May inclusive.

Workshop Dates: April – September 2018

Tickets for workshops from May to September will be released on Friday 30th March. Full details of workshops here.

Pom Pom Quarterly – Issue 24 Spring 2018

Pom Pom Quarterly – Issue 24 Spring 2018, out now.

Qing Fibre

Our dazzling display of 20 shades of Qing Fibre Merino Singles will be available from the moment we open.
There aren’t many stockists of this yarn and it understandably doesn’t stay in stock long.

We placed our order at the start of the summer and met up with Layla, the talent behind the dyepots, in July to have a chat about what we’d like – that delivery arrived the other week and will be all yours this weekend.

London based Layla Qing is the artistic genius behind the indie dye label Qing Fibre. Originally from Beijing, Layla established her dancing colours on ethically sourced South American yarn bases in 2016 and has become one of the most coveted brands for a smile-inducing palette of vibrant hues.

This Thing of Paper – Karie Westermann

Available from 7-9pm Thursday 30th November 2017

Lottie Knits – Worldwide Exclusive

Privileged to be the only retail outlet for the mesmerising colour alchemy of UK indie dyer Lottie Knits.

In store now
Desert Rose 4 ply 400m per skein 50% baby camel 50% silk
Silken Singles 400m per skein 70% superwash merino 30% silk
Little Bird Sock 365m per skein 80% superwash merino 20% nylon

Breathtakingly beautiful.

Creative and with a love of bright colours from a young age, Lottie has been obsessed with yarn and knitting since she taught herself to knit and design patterns to fill the void left by having to leave university due to illness.
A decade later, she has been working in the yarn industry for over seven years and her thirst for yarn and knitting knowledge is undiminished, so creating her own yarns seemed almost inevitable once she’d learnt to dye.  Lottie lives near Chester with an increasingly unfeasible amount of yarn and a desire to knit all the things.

Rib No. 1 and No. 2

Newest publication in the house
rib magazine
A handsome collection of patterns and articles for men who knit and those who knit for them.
Edition 1 | Patina
Edition 2 | Navigate contains article on the Visible Mending Programme by Tom van Deijnen
£18.99 per book

Socks Yeah! DK

Launched at The Yarn Dispensary by Rachel Coopey.

The latest yarn from designer Rachel Coopey and (it’s too hard to resist the inevitable pun) comes hot on the heels of the success of the finer gauge Socks Yeah!

This latest collaboration with Fyberspates is a 75% fine superwash Merino wool/25% nylon blend so is robust, soft and machine washable on a 30 degree wool cycle – very user friendly.

The stitch definition is especially clean and pleasing in stocking stitch which makes it a great choice for garments as well as for socks.

We knitted the simple stocking stitch sweater with rolled edges from Erika Knight’s Knit for Baby leaflet to give the yarn a bit of a workout and were delighted with the results…’s available in the shop for you to see for yourselves.

If you’re a sock knitter, Rachel has designed a free pattern for you to give her new yarn a go: Bob (Friend of Dave) has a stocking stitch foot with textural columns on the cuff to show off the strong vertical definition of the fibres and can be found on ravelry or in store with a purchase of the yarn.

Ten colours
112m per skein





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

 No need for any tour memorabilia, all you need is a ticket. Shetland Hap Shawl class SOLD OUT Some spaces still available on Two-Handed Colourwork Call in or email us to book. Feel free to wear a tour t-shirt of your choice. #Repost @kariebookish ・・・ Here we go. I feel like I need a tour t-shirt for this summer! See you in Lancaster, Dublin, Stonie, Pittenweem, Faversham, Bath, or Birmingham? Phew! #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #designerresidency  New stock and restock. Three new shades of @fyberspates Vivacious 4 ply, @thecrochetproj The Shawl Project 4 and the long awaited restock of Peach Bellini and @katedaviesdesigns Happit and Haps. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #fyberspates #katedaviesdesigns #thecrochetproject  Window display in the making. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys  Crazy busy but still smiling - what a phenomenal Designer Residency with @kateatherleyknits Thanks to one of our heroes for being as remarkable as we knew her to be and thanks to our awesome customers for wholeheartedly supporting what we do and how we do it. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #kateatherley #designerresidency  The neon Socks Yeah! from @coopknits are here. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #rachelcoopey #coopknits #socksyeah
 All the colourwork satisfaction. We quite like the idea of using the new @baarameweknits Pip for Electric Village from @katedaviesdesigns The West Highland Way. Eternal dilemma of what to knit first: the Myrtle sweater in @fyberspates Cumulus (shown on the cover) is beautiful. Tough call as ever. If you need us we’ll be lost in the pages and salve for the eyes images in @katedaviesdesigns latest book. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #katedaviesdesigns #thewesthighlandway #baaramewe #pipcolourwork #fyberspates #cumulus  Simply beautiful and beautifully simple. Clean, clever and stylish. Exquisite yarns @isageryarn and the wearable designs from @helgaisager have stolen all our hearts. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #isageryarn #helgaisager #danishdesign #naturalfibres  Lovely words from a lovely man. Thanks for supporting us Gary x #Repost @the_knitting_man ・・・ Right, I'm going to let you into a little secret here, and I'm only telling you because I like you. I need you to be discrete about it though. I don't want you telling everybody so that all and sundry clog the place up next time I visit. Keep this to yourself. The Yarn Dispensary in Faversham is officially wonderful!! As part of my on going mission to visit all the yarn shops in the country, me and The Knitting Widow went to Faversham last weekend. The town is worth visiting in its own right with interesting independent shops, cafés and a pretty market with food, antique, record and french vintage stalls in a pedestrianised town centre. The shop dates from the 1230s and the town centre is packed with historically interesting buildings. Inside the shop there is a wall of original listed wooden Georgian pharmacy fittings that are a a joy to see, and of course yarn to die for, but best of all is owners Gillian and Sam's passion for their business and knowledge of subject, which they are happy to share with their customers. If you live in London or the South East there can be no reason not to make a day of it and visit Faversham. I am grading The Yarn Dispensary higher than highly recommended. I am grading a visit as ESSENTIAL for anyone with a yarn or knitting addiction. @theyarndispensary #yarnporn #lys #knittersofinstagram #knitting #crochet #yarnshop #woolshop #theyarndispensary #faversham  #Repost @hannahlouisabird ・・・ In the unglamorous surroundings of my train home, I'm admiring my #brioche progress thanks to the masterful @kateatherleyknits class @theyarndispensary, my brain feels ready to explode but I'm going to turn this into a cowl before long. Thank you Kate! #placeswhereiknit #knittersofinstagram #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #kateatherley  By jove! We’re ready for our Canadian cohort @kateatherleyknits Housekeeping all done, we’ve revamped the layout for tomorrow afternoon’s meet & greet 3.30pm - 4.30pm and Sunday’s shop floor talks 10am - 11am and 11.45am - 1.45pm; workshop room almost done for Saturday’s Brioche 9.30am - 12.30pm and Cable Masterclass 1.45pm - 4.15pm. See you soon lovelies! #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #kateatherley #designerresidency #canadatoblighty #byjove #otherealingstudiostereotypesavailable #wealsodoafairraywinstoneimpression
 In love with @knightkraft Studio Linen and new season pattern collection? All 17 shades in stock. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #erikaknight #studiolinen  #Repost @eastlondonknit ・・・ There are advantages to knitwear design for the latent (or not so latent) narcissist!  many thanks to @theyarndispensary for having a group of fabulous students for me to teach yesterday & for carrying the full range of EastLondonKnit pattern books!  🤓 #eastlondonknit #knittingteacher #recollectionknits #zenvariations #kleecollection #knittersgonnaknit #theyarndispensary #faversham  As a long time admirer of @the_knitting_man it was a treat to spend time with him, The Knitting Widow and the adorable Arthur at the weekend. SO good to meet another textile fiend and ex-Chelsea School of Art alumni with a burning fire for process, reference and research (look out for a repost of his kind take on what we do.) It made for a super Saturday and we’re following it with a very good Friday by releasing our workshop tickets for April to September. Long awaited Designer Residencies coming up from @kariebookish and @tomofholland Come in to purchase or email request and we’ll invoice via PayPal. Payment in full at time of booking. No spaces reserved. Full details link in bio. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #theknittingman #lystour #workshoptickets #designerresidency #allthegoodstuff #allthefabulousknitters  #Repost @kateatherleyknits ・・・ Thrilled to be here! @theyarndispensary  We turned the 17 colour shade card of @knightkraft Studio Linen into a textile swathe to show stitch definition, drape, handle, allow for holding different sections together for colour planning and generally to swish about in demanding balmy days and a selection of cocktails. Average Wednesday. You? #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #erikaknight #studiolinen #shadecard #getyourkniton
 Spring edition of @pompommag Trunk Show is in the house. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #pompomquarterly #trunkshow  Can we all just take a moment to embrace the long awaited Spring sunshine and absolutely forgive it for making crisp photos of our windows impossible. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #hellosunshine  Our breathtakingly beautiful addition @isageryarn arrived last week but with many other things going on we wanted to wait to give it its own space and moment in time. Our first capsule collection is K (Knit) from @helgaisager with a reorder of more yarns needed as you have fallen for it as much as us. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #isager #helgaisager #breathtaking  #Repost @kateatherleyknits ・・・ Important supplies for a train journey. On my way to @theyarndispensary  The clear sunlight today has our thoughts turning to projects for warmer days and what better than @knightkraft Studio Linen. With five new shades the palette is now seventeen decisions wide. New patterns to come in April but for us it’s the Sienna t-shirt all the way. #theyarndispensary #faversham #lys #erikaknight #studiolinen #siennatshirt #getyourkniton


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