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.

Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knitwear Yarns and Designs
Hebridean 2 Ply Moorland Colours by Alice Starmore
Mountain Hare Jacket & Hat hand knitwear designs from the book Glamourie by Alice Starmore
Lapwing Collar patterncard knitwear design by Alice Starmore in pure wool Hebridean 2 Ply hand knitting yarn
The Mermaid's Purse hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore

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.

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.