Knit for Victory!

Brighouse 1940s Weekend is set to take place next month on June 7th ad 8th, 2014. Here at Baa Baa Brighouse we've been commissioned to knit a men's vintage style 1940s tank top. But we're asking all of our customers to show their support for the event, the wonderful town of Brighouse and for their new local yarn shop by 'Knitting for Victory'. We're asking you all to share your vintage knits with us on Twitter using the hashtag #BrigKnitforVictory - so if you've knitted something recently or you're planning a special woolly project to wear for Brighouse 1940s Weekend, we want to know about it! In the coming weeks, we'll be holding a Knit for Victory competition and we'll be giving away a free knitting pattern for Baa Baa Brighouse Red, White and Blue Bunting to get you in the true patriotic spirit. Brighouse 1940s Weekend attracts...

Baa Baa in the Brighouse Echo

The opening of Baa Baa Brighouse is featured in this week's copy of local newspaper, the Brighouse Echo. If you haven't managed to get your hands on a copy yet, follow the link to read the full story online. Brighouse Echo Article

Baa Baa Brighouse in the News

Brighouse Echo Baa Baa Brighouse is in the news! There's a fantastic story on the opening of our online store in this week's local newspaper, the Brighouse Echo. If you're local to Brighouse, don't miss out - make sure you pick up your copy and read all about your brand new Yorkshire yarn store.

Yarn Shop Day

This Saturday (May 3rd, 2014), will see independent yarn shops across the UK celebrating Love Your Yarn Shop Day, organised by Let's Knit Magazine. The campaign aims to celebrate bricks and mortar stores which provide hubs of creativity for thousands of knitters and crochet enthusiasts in villages, towns and cities up and down the country. Baa Baa Brighouse, an online hand knit and Yorkshire yarn store, is also lending its support to the campaign as ultimately our aim is to provide a physical shop for our customers and local community. In the meantime, we will be out and about at local artisan craft markets and also plan to host workshops to enable us to build on that all important community link. To celebrate Yarn Shop Day, we will be hosting a Facebook competition, so do pop over to our page to find out more and from midnight on May...

Baa Baa Brighouse – Have you any Wool?

Baa Baa Brighouse is a brand new online knitwear and yarn store which opened its virtual woolly doors to the public this week. The shop, which specialises in unique hand knitted accessories and Yorkshire yarns has been set up by former Halifax Courier journalist, Elaine Jinks-Turner, 36. Elaine, a mother-of-three, was taught to knit as a child but rediscovered her passion for the craft following a lengthy bout of post-natal depression following the birth of her daughter, Florence, aged three. She has since turned her “therapy” into a business and has sourced beautiful knitting yarns from across Yorkshire, the home of the woollen industry, in order to showcase the very best the county has to offer. Elaine said: “I knit a range of accessories from the finest yarns available including scarves, shawls, wraps, hats, gloves and bags...

We Accept Card Payments!

Great news! Baa Baa Brighouse is now registered to accept card payments, making it even easier for you to shop with us. As well as paying for your woolly goodies via Paypal, we now offer the quick and convenient option of payment via all major credit and debit cards. We use Stripe, a recognised payment provider, meaning you can buy from us with absolute confidence, knowing your details stay safe and secure at all times. Take a look at our lovely handmade knits and Yorkshire yarns - happy shopping!

Baa Baa Brighouse Joins the Campaign for Wool

I am delighted to announce that Baa Baa Brighouse has joined HRH the Prince of Wales in supporting the Campaign for Wool. The campaign, of which Prince Charles is patron, aims to raise awareness among consumers about the unique, natural and sustainable benefits of wool, educating and reconnecting people with its myriad of uses. Baa Baa Brighouse is committed to using wool in at least 75% of the garments it produces overall, as well as stocking a range of wool yarns from Yorkshire manufacturers, particularly those containing the county's own bluefaced leicester. Our aim is to support Yorkshire sheep farming and the many independent and artisan businesses, from hand weavers to hand dyers, that thrive as a result. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has seen a threefold increase in the prices farmers receive for their wool, and that...


A very warm Yorkshire welcome to my baa baa brilliant online knitwear and yarn store.  I hope you like it as much as much as I do and find lots of wonderful woolly creations on these pages.  Perhaps you may find the inspiration to join the millions of knitters and crochet enthusiasts out there.  If so, there's no better place to start than with the hand picked yarns available at Baa Baa Brighouse.  If you have any questions or would like to leave feedback about the site or products, please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.