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About Us

About Us

Little Lamb Wool was founded in April 2011 originally specialising in children’s and baby knitting patterns, yarns and accessories, but now with as great a choice for adults. The company is owned myself Sally Goodwill ably assisted by her husband Alan - when he gets time, and by her mum Jenny who is an excellent knitter and a source of inspiration for the birth of the business. Oh and not forgetting my Dad who does my accounts for me.

Following my period of maternity leave from my full time job working in Human Resources for a large insurance company I was given the opportunity to take redundancy and as now being a mum my priorities had changed beyond belief I decided to grab the chance of redundancy with both hands and start my own business. Scary yes but it felt like the right time and the right thing to do.

The idea for the company was born from a need to find good quality wool to knit clothes for my baby son but unfortunately couldn't get hold of anything easily locally and couldn't source a full range of products on line. So there was my idea start a business specialising in children's and baby knitting and aim to have a thorough stock list of good quality products.

Little Lamb Wool is based in a small cluster of converted farm buildings just outside the North Yorkshire Estate village of Hovingham. We are in an AONB close to the Large Estate of Castle Howard and the National Trust property Nunnington Hall. Please come and visit us to see our wide selection and purchase some nice squidgy yarns.

We also sell knitted garments so if you aren't a knitter but want a hand knitted product for your little one please see our gift section. If you are after something more specific we do take commissions, please email me with your requirements and we'll do our best to accommodate depending on intricacy of pattern and the time of year.

We hand pick and package all our products with a caring eye on detail and prompt service which we hope will make us stand out from the rest and encourage return custom and recommendations.

Whilst what you see on this website is what I hold in stock I am able to obtain all other yarns (subject to their availability) from:

The Designer Yarns Group - Debbie Bliss, Louisa Harding, Noro, Mirasol and Araucania yarns or patterns

T.B. Ramsden - Twilleys of Stamford, Peter Pan, Wendy and Robin yarns or patterns

All other King Cole Yarns and Patterns

All other Sirdar and Sublime yarns and patterns.

Hope you have fun shopping!

Sally Goodwill

Little Lamb Wool is a proud member of the Association of Independent Yarn Shop Owners (AIYSO) A group of individual businesses providing great service and that unique and priceless commodity of help and advice - something you won't find with big corporate yarn selling companies. 

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