Ladies Knitwear

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Buttercup Knitwear

Established in North Yorkshire, England 1982

Buttercup Knitwear HQ - North Yorkshire, UK

Buttercup Knitwear HQ - North Yorkshire

From the workshop in North Yorkshire, we have been designing and producing hand made knitwear using pure natural yarns since 1982.

Inspiration comes from the countryside around us, and the antique textiles which we enthusiastically collect. The designs and styles are classic yet contemporary, and will be treasured for years. They are stylish, versatile, warm and easy to look after.

Following the intensive design process, our garments are hand - crafted by skilled knitters in their own homes, using domestic hand-flat knitting machines.

They are then returned for hand finishing and washing, pressing and checking before being sent out to clients in many different corners of the world.

Cones of Pure Wool ready to be made into ladies knitwear in the UK

Cones of Pure Wool

We only use natural fibres, the softest of Shetland, and fine hardwearing merino lambswool, highlighted with lustrous boucle and textured yarns.

This means the customer is purchasing a very special and original article – one to be treasured.

Buttercup was founded in 1982 to design and make children's jerseys and dresses in response to requests from friends and family, after  seeing the wonderful knitwear our own children were wearing!

From this small beginning grew the adult range - early "models" included  fun designs showing geese, sheep, teddies, hot air balloons, yachts etc.

Daisies and Roses  were soon added to this collection and the English country look of Buttercup was established!

A more sophisticated collection followed, with a highly successful range of florals and abstract designs with our trademark palette of rich and glowing colours.

The collection is constantly updated, with new shapes and styles, giving a modern twist to classical outlines, which flatter all ages. The launch of the accessories range proved to be an instant hit, with customers choosing hats as "stand alone" gifts or as an extra treat to match a cardigan or coat.

Diana Birtwistle working on a new design of ladies knitwear, made in the UK

Diana working on a new design

We supply a wide range of customers all over the world including stores, boutiques, and niche online companies in Japan, U.S.A., Canada, many countries of the E.U, and of course the U.K. and Eire.

Pictured left: Diana Birtwistle, founder of Buttercup Knitwear working on a new design at Buttercup HQ in North Yorkshire.


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