Meet the family

We're a women-led and family-run small business, located in the centre of Dublin City in the beautiful surrounds of the Powerscourt Townhouse.  We've been on this magical fibre-filled adventure since Jacqui and Lisa set up their first market stall back in June 2006.

(L-R: Jacqui, Jenny and Lisa Sisk)

The early days

Back then This is Knit was simply a mother-and-daughter team, with high hopes of discovering other natural-fibre-knitting enthusiasts "out there" on the island of Ireland.

Luckily for us there were quite a few of those enthusiasts to be found, and with their support the business grew from that first market stall, to a small shop in the suburbs, to a teeny city centre premises, and finally to This is Knit's current home.

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Along the way...

...we have met so many wonderful customers, teachers, designers, and suppliers and we're proud to call them our friends too.

We've hosted world-famous knitwear designer workshops, book launches, and yarn tastings, and thrown quite a few great parties too (if we do say so ourselves)!

Branching Out

In 2013 Jenny joined the wider team, and This is Knit became a mother and daughters business. Initially covering just a handful of shifts on the shop floor, it wasn't long before Jenny became equally captivated by all the textures, colours, and sheer possibilities of that crazy little thing we all love so much: yarn!

Townhouse Yarns

She was so captivated in fact, that in 2014 she began experimenting with dyeing yarn in her own kitchen. Before the year was out, she had launched the shop's own brand of luxury hand-dyed yarns: Townhouse Yarns

Discover Townhouse Yarns

This is Knit is Dublin's destination yarn shop. Stocking quality, natural-fibre yarns of wool, silk, cotton, cashmere, and more - together with inspiring patterns and a wide range of tools and accessories. Our friendly and experienced team members are ready to help both in store and online. Home of Townhouse Yarns - Hand Dyed in Ireland. We ship worldwide!