A crafty knack
FOR KNITTING The friendly team members at The Main Skein are all passionate knitters, so whether you are a beginner or an expert, they are more than qualified to assist.
ocated at Bush Inn Shopping Centre, the independently owned business provides a range of carefully selected New Zealand brands of knitting wool, alongside imported yarns from Australia, Britain and Italy. From beautiful cashmere blended yarns to fine merino and alpaca, the comprehensive range also includes merino/possum and merino/mohair blend – coveted for their warmth and lightweight qualities. The selection is available alongside a variety of knitting patterns, needles, books and leaflets. The extensive haberdashery includes novelty and specialty buttons. New to The Main Skein range are Debbie Bliss and Erika Knight knitting yarns and patterns. The range of knitting needles extends from plastic through to
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the beautiful Knitpro – constructed from laminated birchwood. The Floressents range of stunning velvet knitting bags makes the perfect gift for the dedicated knitter in your life. For baby gift ideas, browse the gorgeous baby hand knits, matinee jackets, beanies and booties – or beautiful wedding garters and horseshoes for brides-to-be. Some of the top New Zealand brands available at The Main Skein include Naturally, Touch, Rare Yarns, Ashfords, Countrywide and Crucci. “Whether you are a beginner looking for your first project, or an experienced knitter looking for inspiration, we have the skills and knowledge to help you,” says owner Pam. Open seven days a week, the store also offers a loyalty program, gift vouchers and laybys.