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Kathy's Knits

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Worth The Visit!

I recently visited Kathy's and found it to be an excellent shop. First of all the shop owner was... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
A faithful Texas customer

I arrived in Edinburgh on a Saturday afternoon, and headed for Kathy's shop, which was... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Dallas, Texas
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64A Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
+44 131 556 4837
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

I recently visited Kathy's and found it to be an excellent shop. First of all the shop owner was lovely and welcoming. She has chosen a wonderful selection of wool, you will not leave empty handed. She has also carefully chosen a fabulous selection of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small knit shop in “new” town. We visited it on the way back from the Royal Britannia. The owner wasn’t there that day but a very nice lady helped us. I purchased some Jamieson and Smith yarn that i hadn’t seen in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

I arrived in Edinburgh on a Saturday afternoon, and headed for Kathy's shop, which was one-quarter-mile from my hotel. However, I took a wrong turn, and it took me 2 1/2 hours to find it. I had been in contact with Cathy before my trip,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ivy-from-Texas
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Kathy’s Knits is a lovely little knit shop located in Edinburgh’s “new town.” She offers a nice selection of yarns, some that are local.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank okie56
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This was my only yarn stop while in Edinburgh. I'm glad I went! They have a nice selection of yarn and patterns. They also sell Knit Picks - Zing needles! (Bonus). I saw some shawl samples in the shop I wanted to make and they...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 0719karenh
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had such a pleasant time chatting with Kathy. She put a kit together for me to knit a fair isle hat. If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh, put this on your list of yarn shops to visit, you will...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MargaretF1642
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Kathy's Knits was the only yarn store I made it to as it was right in the city ("New" Edinburgh) and didn't require an hour's transport. It's a small shop, but full of local yarns, which was my goal to find. The employee minding the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank okie56
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I raced to this beautiful little yarn store on Saturday, with just 20 minutes left before it closed. The owner answered all my questions about natural fibres and unique yarns I couldn't get in Canada. She let me just wander and touch...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank worldtraveller1970
Reviewed 1 February 2016

When I planned to go to Edinburgh, I already knew what I wanted to bring back as a lasting souvenir: some Scottish yarn to knit a comfy Scottish something. I found this shop online, as no one in our hotel could tell us where we...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

I was quite surprised what a challenge it was to find Scottish made wool , in a country with sheep all over the place . Found kathy's place on line . Easy to locate , but again only one Scottish wool available so I had...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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