Welcome to Virtual Yarns -- a small independent family business based on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. Our products are rooted in the rich cultural heritage of the Hebrides, and are sent directly from Scotland to our customers throughout the world.

Here you will find --

• Unique luxury pure wool yarns created by legendary hand-knitting designer Alice Starmore, including her Hebridean range: each shade a complex composition of fleece-dyed colours which reflect a particular aspect of her native Hebridean land and seascape.

• Knitting books that have become famous standard texts, reflecting Alice Starmore’s world-renowned expertise in traditional hand knitting techniques.

• A wealth of hand knitting kits by Alice Starmore and her daughter Jade Starmore, which use traditional knitting techniques to create innovative and original designs for the enjoyment of hand knitters everywhere.

Virtual Yarns - Home of Alice Starmore Yarns and Designs

Our free Video Tutorials cover a range of topics that will be helpful if you are making one of our projects or thinking of trying out a technique. And if you want to learn to knit you will find full demonstrations of all the basic techniques here.

You can see detailed video instructions showing how to cast on and cast off, knit, purl, knit a stranded garment in the round with steeks, achieve the correct tension on plain, textured or stranded knitting, make a basic cable, try out openwork and even learn how to use a knitting belt, all in our Video Tutorial section.

For an in-depth, project specific experience our Video Class Kits come with a patterncard containing full instructions along with all of the yarn required for the design, plus access to online video tutorials for the relevant project. Each of these projects provides skill and technique development that will help you to enhance your knitting knowledge.

Welcome to Virtual Yarns -- a small independent family business based on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. Our products are rooted in the rich cultural heritage of the Hebrides, and are sent directly from Scotland to our customers throughout the world.

Here you will find --

• Unique luxury pure wool yarns created by legendary hand-knitting designer Alice Starmore, including her Hebridean range: each shade a complex composition of fleece-dyed colours which reflect a particular aspect of her native Hebridean land and seascape.

• Knitting books that have become famous standard texts, reflecting Alice Starmore’s world-renowned expertise in traditional hand knitting techniques.

• A wealth of hand knitting kits by Alice Starmore and her daughter Jade Starmore, which use traditional knitting techniques to create innovative and original designs for the enjoyment of hand knitters everywhere.

Virtual Yarns - Home of Alice Starmore Yarns and Designs

Our free Video Tutorials cover a range of topics that will be helpful if you are making one of our projects or thinking of trying out a technique. And if you want to learn to knit you will find full demonstrations of all the basic techniques here.

You can see detailed video instructions showing how to cast on and cast off, knit, purl, knit a stranded garment in the round with steeks, achieve the correct tension on plain, textured or stranded knitting, make a basic cable, try out openwork and even learn how to use a knitting belt, all in our Video Tutorial section.

For an in-depth, project specific experience our Video Class Kits come with a patterncard containing full instructions along with all of the yarn required for the design, plus access to online video tutorials for the relevant project. Each of these projects provides skill and technique development that will help you to enhance your knitting knowledge.