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Knit By Numbers DK

Starting at:

£15.00 per 100 gram Skein

Knit By Numbers is an exciting range of 100% Merino in double knit and 4ply across 103 shades. The yarns are worsted spun in our Exmoor mill in an innovative colour palette that aims to provide designers and knitters with the precise shade they require.

Each colour range is available in 6 shades – going from dark to light, and each colour is given a unique number reference, rather than a name, hence the range being called Knit By Numbers.

Composition: 100% Organically Farmed Merino

Yarn Specifications:

Double Knit
250 meters per 100 grams (3/7.5nm)
24 stitches and 31 rows = 4"
3.5 mm needle
hand wash at low temperature with mild detergent

Click here for Knit by Numbers in 4ply

Click here for KBN Minis – 4ply

Click here for Knit By Numbers shadecard.

Click here for patterns using this yarn.

Please look at the colours swatches below (for NATURAL WHITE please go to the very end KBN55 Natural White) and then select shade / quantity from the drop down menu underneath at the bottom of the page - change the number to the relevant quantity in the 'add to cart' box

The 103 different shades of Knit By Numbers on the website and in the catalogue are not always a true representation of the colours of the yarn. If you would like more information or would like to double check shades please either e-mail us on or phone tel: 01598 752490

Knit By Numbers

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John Arbon Textiles & Fibre Harvest - British makers of yarns and fibres

Welcome to John Arbon Textiles' website, every page adorned with our luxury Yarns & Fibre Tops, a fine array of woolly wonders.

Nestled in the heart of North Devon, our Mill is one of only a handful of small-scale, specialist worsted processing & spinning Mills still operating in the UK. Full of refurbished machinery John has rescued over the years, with some newer additions along the way, the Mill is where we create, develop and make all our Yarn & Fibre Tops ranges. The new Mill arrival, Italian cone winder (Gino) has settled in splendidly, whilst Gillian the skeiner (one of our oldest machines at over 100 years of age) has had a re-vamp & is running smoother than ever.

Some of our ranges are... Knit by Numbers (100% organically farmed Merino in over 100 gradient shades), Exmoor Sock (our newest addition), Exmoor Zwartbles 4ply & DK (wonderfully woolly & hardwearing), Harvest Hues (bouncy with deep, rich shades), and Devonia (brimming with drape and lustre). Many of these glorious ranges are made using sheep reared and sheared on our doorstep in Devon, as it is important to John to incorporate local & rare breed fleeces wherever possible.

This last year has been a rollercoaster of woolly excitement - we passed the sock side of our business onto Kim Kearney (Arbon Socks) in order to focus wholeheartedly on producing our specialist Yarn & Tops. Our South Molton Mill folk, led enthusiastically by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil, Tash & Frankie (who's come back to the fold proper) - a fantastic team of woolly magicians. Generous amounts of backup comes from Juliet & Sonja (an invaluable new addition) based at our Lynton shop & office, which steadfast assistance from Judi & Ginette.

2019 sees our 5th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 8th & 9th June, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East & Yarndale.

Thanks to all our loyal customers for your warm wholehearted support & encouragement. We couldn't do it without you.

All the best indeed

John & Juliet


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