The Yarn Doctor

The Yarn Doctor

Introducing a new service from Rainbow Knits to people in Aberdeenshire and Angus: the Yarn Doctor!

Let me help you out with any yarny problems. I can:

DIAGNOSE what’s gone wrong with your knitting or crochet project
FIX it
– show you what went wrong so that together we can PREVENT it happening again
PRESCRIBE a suitable technique or class
HELP you decipher a knitting or crochet pattern
TEACH you a quick one-to-one masterclass in individual techniques (eg how to use a cable needle, how to use circulars: the kind of thing you might not want to sign up to a whole class for)

The Yarn Doctor’s surgery is at Your Best Foot Forward, 12 High Street, Laurencekirk AB30 1AB where you’ll be seen by appointment only. I can sometimes do house-calls in Fettercairn and Laurencekirk. I’m also delighted to offer postal and local pick-up/drop-off services.

How do you call out the Yarn Doctor?

Email me your yarny problem on Tell me your return email, a telephone number to call you back on and a good day and time to phone.

We’ll agree an appointment for me to see you and your work, or agree pick-up/drop-off or postage details. I’ll give you an idea of how long it will take. Let me help!


How much does it cost?

I charge £10 call-out fee; thereafter it’s £5 per 15 minutes.

Postal services: no call-out fee, but you pay postage.

If I can’t fix the problem then I’ll make no charge for my time. If I can fix the problem quickly over the phone or by sending you a relevant hyperlink, then I’ll do that for free.


So if it’s something to do with knitting and crochet, you can help?

Oh yes! For example, I will:

  • Darn in all the ends in your work beautifully. I’ll teach you how to do it as I work, at no extra charge
  • Sew all your knitted pieces into a finished garment
  • Work the tricky bits, like Kitchener grafting, then pass it back for you to finish
  • Pick up that dropped stitch or unravelled bit, rework it, and get you back to where you left off in the pattern
  • Wind your skeins into balls
  • Sit with you and decode a pattern with you till you’re up and running happily
  • Hand-wash, dry and block your delicate garments
  • Repair damaged work
  • etc!