Somewhere near the beginning of my crochet journey, I was watching instructional videos on YouTube when I came across the lovely Sarah-Jayne of the Bella Coco channel. Now Sarah-Jayne did two very dangerous (for me) things.
- She used yarn so gorgeous I wanted some.
- She told me where to get it! She even pasted a link right there below the video! Dastardly!
Her accent made it impossible for me to resist. Just kidding, but I am a sucker for a British accent. Who’s with me?
I clicked on the link, because, of course I did, but for some reason I didn’t make the connection that since Sarah-Jayne is a Brit, she would be directing me to a UK-based retailer: LoveKnitting. (FYI, I’m not sure when this changed, but the links to yarn on Sarah-Jayne’s videos now go to the store on her website. 🙂 )
And that, dear readers, is how I first discovered British yarn and their ubiquitous DK (double-knit AKA light worsted weight). That is also how I discovered several other wonderful European yarn companies from countries including Germany, France, and Norway.
It was on the YouTube channel It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet that I initially heard about Scheepjes, a company based in the Netherlands. Now I am singlehandedly keeping that company in business by purchasing oodles upon oodles of their yarn… Okay, well, maybe not exactly singlehandedly, but close! 😉
Remember these skeins of Scheepjes Colour Crafter from my post on too much yarn?
Here are some new additions to the family! 😀
I can’t resist!
What fantastic overseas yarns have you discovered?