The Knit Studio: a unique knitting destination in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne
The Knit Studio: a unique knitting destination in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne

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The Knit Studio is an exquisite sanctuary for crafters of any kind, hidden in the cloister of the historic 13th century Blackfriars Priory in Newcastle upon Tyne. Here, you will find carefully selected beautiful yarns, a fantastic choice of crochet and knitting books and magazines, and a great coverage of knitting and craft accessories.

Owned by Anne Makepeace, the Knit Studio opened in September 2010, and is located just behind The Gate complex and China Town. The directions are available.

Yarn Range

We specialise in British and rare breed yarns and yarns produced and dyed by independent UK spinners and dyers.

We are delighted to stock some of the best UK brand knitting yarns including, but not limited to: Rowan, Colinette, King Cole and Wear Alpaca.

Other selected ranges include Adriafil, Zauberball, Regia, Lang, Jawoll, Mirasol and Manos del Uruguay.

Sock Yarns - Zauberball, Lang, Jawoll, Opal, Regia and King Cole Zigzag

The Knit Studio is proud to support British sheep breeds and Rare Breeds. Stock changes constantly, please check if you have a specific requirement. Undyed yarns in a variety of weights are available as well – all of which are from British sheep breeds.


Each month we feature a yarn not usually stocked in the store as our Guest Yarn and this April it is Opal's My Design. Pop in every month to find out about a new range of guest yarn available.

Previous Guests have included the West Yorkshire Spinners' Cocktails and Spices Ranges, Hambley's Handpainted Ranges, Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend and Alegria, and Rooster Lace. You can still purchase a limited number of colourways from the store.

Needles and Notions

Full range of Knit Pro Needle and Crochet Hook sets, Knit Pro needle tips, cables etc and Knit Pro Straight Needles, single DPN sets and Crochet Hooks, and Clover Soft Touch crochet hooks and Clover accessories.

Unique collection of handcrafted, locally sourced gifts.

Largest selection of Knitting, Crochet & Sewing Books in the North East - including Interweave and Vogue titles, knitting, crochet & sewing magazines and books

We stock a selection of sewing patterns and a range of fabrics and fat quarters including Amy Butler, Moda and Joel Dewberry.

Postal Order

If you cannot get to The Knit Studio, please ring or email and we will be happy to post out your order directly to you!

Opening Hours

Thursday: 10am – 4pm

Friday: 10am – 4pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Knitting Groups

Thursday Night Knit Group is now twice monthly – check Facebook, Ravelry or ring to check dates.

Saturday Knit Group is every Saturday 10am – 12pm 

We are located at:

The Knit Studio


Newcastle upon Tyne


Tel: 0191 340 8478

Mobile: +44 7540 277764


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