Hand-crafted ethical knitwear from Swaledale Woollens

Swaledale Woollens decorated for the Royal Wedding photograph

Swaledale Woollens was founded in Muker, North Yorkshire over 30 years ago by villagers reviving the old cottage industry of knitting. Swaledale Woollens is now owned and run by Kathleen Hird who carries on using local Swaledale and Wensleydale wool for the knitwear. We have a wide range of high quality woollen knitwear, such as Sweaters, Cardigans, Hats, Rugs, Shawls, Scarves and Socks. We also stock sheepskin slippers and gloves. What better choice could there be for a quality and unique, hand-crafted woollen gift for yourself, friends and family? And you can place your order online from the comfort of home!

Our wool comes from local sheep whose wool is sent to Lanark Mill in southern Scotland for washing and combing before spinning and finishing according to the Soil Association's strict guidelines. Lanark Mill produces ethical, environmentally friendly yarn by using renewable energy from its own hydro-electricity plant. This yarn, which originates from our rare bread Wensleydale and Swaledale sheep, is then used to hand-craft our sweaters, cardigans, hats, socks and can even be bought in balls for knitting your own designs.

We are happy to take orders by telephone if you prefer, call 01748 886 251 between 10am and 4pm daily.

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