Double Knit Yarns

At Horncastle Hobby House, we have had over ten years’ worth of experience supplying yarns for crochet, knitting, and needle felting. We pride ourselves on stocking a wide variety of traditional crafts products, including those for children.

Double knitting yarn is available from Woolcraft , Peter Pan, and King Cole , which is ideal for any double knitting pattern. Baby yarn is soft, gentle, washable, and therefore perfect for creations made for the little ones. It comes in neutral colours, as well as bright, fun ones. Katia Yarn Cakes are also very soft and light, with unique gradations of colour.

For a thicker yarn, you might opt for Aran weight yarn, or our range of chunky yarns. On the other end of the scale, we have sock yarn, which is 4 ply, as you would expect for making everyday socks with a wool/nylon content. We stock a large range of knitting and crochet patterns for all ages along with soft toy patterns and knitting needles, bags in fact anything you need to get started.

We also have cotton yarns especially for crochet, as well as supplies for needlecraft, for everyday sewing and embroidery. 

Based in Lincolnshire, we are pleased to keep the tradition of these crafts alive in the modern age. We know the joy that can come from creating your own unique items for yourself, as well as friends and family.

To discover more about our yarn products, please get in touch with us by completing our web contact form, or by emailing us at You can also reach us directly by calling us on 01507 522659, or paying us a visit in person in Horncastle. A member of our team will be glad to help with any questions or advice.

Double Knit Yarns
Double Knit Yarns

Horncastle Hobby House in Lincolnshire is a traditional craft shop that has been established for over 10 years. They stock a wide selection of yarns for crochet, knitting and needlecraft, including double knit yarns. As well as double knit yarns, the team at Horncastle Hobby House pride themselves on stocking a varied selection of traditional craft products for adults as well as children.
Why do Horncastle Hobby House feel it is so important to stock double knit yarns as well as other products? In the modern age that we live in, a large number of these traditional crafts are dying out. However, the experienced staff at Horncastle Hobby House know the joy that comes from creating items you have made yourself. This is why they are happy to play a part in keeping these traditional crafts alive. The satisfaction of using skills that you have learned to make something new will not only bring you happiness, but you can share that happiness with others by gifting the things you have made. Your friends and family will not only be impressed but they will appreciate the time and effort you have put into creating something unique.
Horncastle Hobby House has a whole selection of yarns to choose from so that you can make something special. They stock double knit yarns, baby yarns, Aran weight yarns, chunky yarns and sock yarns.
One question you might ask is why are yarns weighted? Yarns are categorised in a number of different ways, one of these being the weight of the yarn. Yarn weights describe how thick or thin the yarns are. For example, super fine includes baby weight and sock weight yarns. Medium would include Aran weight and worsted weight yarns. Bulky would include chunky weight and craft weight. Each of those types of yarn are used for a different purpose or are particularly ideal for certain projects.
So, the next question you might ask is what exactly are double knit yarns? And what are double knit yarns used for? Double knit yarns are a mid-weight wool. Double knit yarns are very popular for knitters because they offer versatility as they are neither too big nor too small. Double knit yarns can be used for both baby hats and also bigger projects like blankets. Double knit yarns can be used in many different patterns and double knit yarns are popular with knitters because they find that it works up quickly, but it is not too bulky. Whatever project you decide you make with your double knit yarns, Horncastle Hobby House stock some of the best brands including Woolcraft, King Cole, and Katia. You will find a wide selection of double knit yarns in all sorts of colours and shades, giving you the variety you need to really let your imagination run wild.
For any questions regarding double knit yarns, or any of the other products stocked at Horncastle Hobby House, contact them today! The experienced and passionate staff will work to answer any questions you have and help you source the equipment and high-quality materials you need to complete your project.