The Main Skein - knitting made easy!

The Main Skein -  suppliers of top quality knitting yarn in ChristchurchThe Main Skein located in Christchurch's Bush Inn Centre has been open for business since 2000 catering for the needs of Canterbury home knitters.

The Main Skein -  suppliers of top quality knitting yarn in Christchurch


Proudly independently owned and operated, the focus of the team at The Main Skein is to provide an extremely high and satisfying level of personal service to all home knitters.

A full range of knitting wool

You will find a full range of carefully selected, high quality knitting wools in all colours and textures at The Main Skein - a range that extends from fine merino yarns through to possum-merino blends, mohair-merino blends, natural yarns, alpaca and sublimely luxurious cashmere-silk blended yarns.

The Main Skein -  suppliers of top quality knitting yarn in Christchurch

New Zealand made knitting wool from The Main SkeinWe stock only the best knitting wool, and we are proud of our growing range of 100% New Zealand made knitting yarns from Naturally, Touch Ashfords, Rare Yarns and Countrywide.

 Knitting needles and accessories

A top job needs the best accessories. All our yarns are supported by an extensive range of patterns and accessories.
Get the right knitting needles and knitting supplies for a professional finish choose from the geat selection of knitting needles and accessories on the shelves at The Main Skein.

More than just wool

The Main Skein is more than just a stockist of top quality knitting yarns and accessories.
We also supply an extensive range of scarves, haberdashery, soft toys and baby gifts.

 Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff.

Our experienced team is passionate about knitting and can claim over 40 years of service between them.
Whether you are a beginner looking for a first project, or an experienced knitter looking for inspiration to try something more creative, then our team has the skills to advise and help you.

Open 7 days for your convenience

The Main Skein's hours are:

Monday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Tuesday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Wednesday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Friday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday - 10.00am to 5.00pm
Public Holidays - 10.00am to 5.00pm

The Main Skein is also open on public holidays, and there is always plenty of easily accessible parking, including an underground car park.

The Main Skein - kintting made easy