Thursday, 11 November 2010

Yarn on my doorstep!

A new yarn store has just opened in North Norfolk, and I felt it my knitterly duty to investigate it for you. It's in the Georgian market town of Holt, a wonderful place to go shopping. Camilla apparently pops over when she's staying at Sandringham, don't you know! The shop is most appropriately called Les Tricoteuses, and is set in one of Holt's lovely little courtyards.

Les Tricoteuses 037

It specialises in designer knitting yarn, including Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Noro, Rooster Aran, Fyberspates Scrumptious, Icelandic Lopi and Bergere de France, as well as stocking a comprehensive range of KnitPro needles, pattern books and buttons. Mary, the owner, is on the lookout for new yarns and locally sourced knitting accessories too.

Les Tricoteuses 021

Going into the shop is like entering a woolly sweetshop, with all sorts of yarny treats piled most temptingly on the shelves.

Les Tricoteuses 025

I love seeing yarns arranged like this in shades. Just delicious! Despite having only been open for a couple of weeks, the shop feels most welcoming, with beautiful little touches such as bowls of yarn, knitted samples, and a table to sit and browse through pattern books.

Les Tricoteuses 009

There's even a 'man-creche', complete with Private Eye, where your other half can sit and relax while you squish skeins and generally ooh and aah over all the yarny goodness!

Les Tricoteuses 022

I'm delighted to hear from Mary that there has been a lot of interest in the shop already, and plans are afoot for a 'Knit and Natter' type evening, along with a customer loyalty scheme. Good Luck to Les Tricoteuses - the future of knitting in North Norfolk looks extremely bright!

Les Tricoteuses

I shall see you again next week, when I hope to have some exciting news and a celebratory giveaway! Miss it at your peril! Have a lovely weekend, whatever you have planned. xx

14 comments:

snoopydog said...

Looks like a lovely shop. Will have to pay a visit :) Have a good weekend. RosX

Anna said...

That looks like a scrumptious shop, I bet you'll be spending many a day in there picking out gorgeous yarn.

Jenny said...

Life will never be the same again. Not sure that a copy of Private Eye will prevent Mr JC having a panic attack every time you go into the shop.

Country Girl said...

That looks amazing - another excuse to make atrip to lovely Holt, as if I needed one!

Northern Monkey said...

That shop looks absolutely gorgeous, lovely to have a new yarn shop near you and I imagine you'll be spending plenty of time in there. Have a lovely weekend.

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

What a lovely shop! Did you buy anything?!

Susan @ Damn, Knit & Blast It said...

Oh Goodness...My mouth is watering!

And they stock Lopi..I'm green with envy :-)

Florrie said...

Wow what a fantastic shop, looking at all that woolly goodness made my heart skip a beat, I wonder if OH could be persuaded to venture on a long, long, really long drive...
florrie x

Jane/WTKnits said...

Fantastic news. Next time I'm in the UK I'll have to seek it out.

nerospostandpatch said...

Hello! This 'candy-shop' looks like a dream to me! May I come to visit you and you take me to this sweet place! You still remember how 'easy' it's here to find yarn...
Thank you for this lovely post! I go to see it again...
Best wishes Teje

melissa said...

lovely shop - what a dream to have it in the neighborhood!

Esther said...

I haven't been to Holt in years. I used to go with my in laws when they did a caravan ra.lly and stayed on the Rugby club's field. Have been to Sandringham recently and really enjoyed it

Joyce across the Pond said...

Hello! I'm so glad I've discovered your blog via Anne's Knitspot which I read daily..so inspiring and their photos are so wonderful - isn't she so photogenic?
Anyhow I so agree with you about the customs charges being exhoribtant - I just drool over the yarn but cannot afford the VAT.
I have been knitting since I was a wee girl and I still knit but don't have as much time as I used to as I make cards to order and do a lot of calligraphy...and I am sad to say my hands are protesting - currently I am knitting Louisa Harding Baby Kashmir into a Jaeger pattern..very plain classic sweater. What would I not give to have a yarn shop like that near me....gosh you are so fortunate....there is no substitute for handling the yarn, is there?
Kind regards from Joyce in Northern Ireland

Ann Bruno said...

How far are you from Kings Lynn? Hope to visit this summer!