Yarn Cakes

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 info@horncastlehobbyhouse.co.uk. 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.

Yarn Cakes

Whether you’re an avid knitter or a newbie, you may have heard of yarn cakes and be wondering what they are and why you should get some. The yarn is more or less the same as you would expect from any other bundle of wool, so the difference here is the idea of the cake shape.

Like a cake, the yarn comes in a circular ball that you pull out from the centre. The aim is that they are the ideal size to see you complete a particular knitting or crochet project. They are available in a range of thicknesses, including double knit, aran or chunky.

As they come in one ball, it’s possible that they can be a more affordable option as you won’t run out of wool mid-way through a project. As you won’t need to switch from one ball of wool to another, it’s likely your end product will also be much neater without any loose threads.

We love our Horncastel cake art and our range of yarn cakes, available from brands including Katia, King Cole and Wooldcraft. They are available in a whole rainbow of colours, so you don’t need to worry about just being stuck with one colour through the knitting project.

If you would like to discover more about yarn cakes, we would be glad to answer any questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of the team will be on hand to help you.