This page contains links to other pages on the web that may be of interest, ranging from press cuttings about us, to other knitting shops we know, and fellow roving traders on't cut. 

Last updated on the 5th March 2016.


Need a supply of yarn that you want to feel and squidge before buying? If we are nowhere near you and can’t get to us why not try one of our fellow independent yarn shops? Map here.

  Images of Burscough here


The Macclesfield canal passes Poynton, a bit higher up the hill side from the town of Poynton in Cheshire.

There is car parking available along side the canal if you come out of the town towards Middlewood and then turn up Anson Road, and straight across the cross roads at the top, the parking being on the left. Once on the towpath turn right passing Baileys Trading post, over the bridge of the arm now occupied by Braidbar Boats, under the next bridge and we are moored just along this stretch.

General postcode area is SK12 1TH.


We are moored on the embankment near Clarence Mill and the Discovery centre.

The Bollington, or Happy Valley website is here

We where open at Dover Lock, Abram, near Wigan just off the A573 in October 2013

Burscough Wharf, Arts, leisure, retail andcreative complex based in the redevloped British Waterways maintaince yard alongside the Leedsa nd Liverpool canal in Burscough.

Over the winter months we are moored outside here quite often, open for the purchase of yarns, wool and everything else we create. 

M Bar K, on Burscough Wharf where the Slipway Stitchers meet every other week on a Thursday afternoon. 

  Because the Burscough Heritage Group now has it's own web page, here, we have taken the page off our website to allow us to start a page dedicated to the search for North West Ganseys.    

 Talking of blowing our own trumpet, here's abit more media coverage which is Gr8!           

 The Weeeknd of 4th and 5th of August 2012 was very yarny in Birmingham, with a yarn bombing of the Museum and Art Gallery  by K2TOG , a group of local knitters, as well as us being there with The Wool Boat.


 We have moored at Etruria, Stoke on Trent  a good few times, we need to plan it better so we are there when the beam engine is in steam.

      Press articles about us.

     Lancashire Evening Post 26th April 2013

     The Leamington Observer, July 2012

     Following last weekend in Leamington we have been featured on page 9 of this weeks Leamington Observer, on page 9 which you can read on the web here..

     The Warrinngton Guardian 18th September 2010

                                        and 30th September 

     The Ormskirk Advertizer   4th Nov 2010  

 9th Dec 2010         

      The West Lancashire Champion   8th Dec 2010

    Places we have taken Patty Ann or Emma Maye to, or are due to go to 

   Parbold, Lancashire, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal 

   Tarleton, Lancashire, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal 

  St Marys's Marina in Rufford.  

 We were on our 1st trading visit to Tarleton, on Tuesday the 26th October and a big thank you to all the people that made the effort to come and visit "Patty Ann" despite the wind and rain! Hopefully the weather will be better when we are back on the 7th December.

   Pages for knitters....

    Ravelery, a on line knitting community.


    Places to visit      

        Fun for all, a extensive listing site for the North West of England  

A canal somewhere near you, Waterscape, The Canal and River Trust site is a great place to start. 

       For more information on The Leeds and Liverpool Canal, visit the           

                   Leeds and Liverpool Canal society page. 

   Places and organisations we have visited, but not on "Patty Ann" or Emma Maye"

One of our local Burscough customers, Andrea has started producing and selling her own knitwear via her website...Woollee Crafts