Our Range of
Performance Yarns.

Performance Yarns was founded by Coates Cottons of Scotland in 1931 as their Bulgarian subsidiary and they have been producing quality yarns now for many decades. In 1947, along with many Bulgarian businesses, they became state owned but then in 1991 became a joint-stock company and operates as such today.

They specialize in beautiful cotton yarns, some mercerized and some natural cotton all of which are perfect for knitting and crocheting.

In addition they produce some wonderful superwash sock yarns, in a gorgeous range of self- patterning dyes, and some specially developed felting yarns.

We are happy to be able to offer for sale a good range of their products, all of which have been specially selected for their quality, reliability and great value for money.

Please See our Full Range of Performance Yarns Below.

I am sure that you will find something to suit your requirements but please check back regularly as we are always adding new yarns to our site. Or, if there is something you are particularly interested, please send us an e-mail, we will always be happy to hear from you.

To Place an Order at The Knitting Wool Store simply  add your selections to the Shopping Cart and then when you have finished shopping pay securely with Paypal.

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If your order is larger than 1,800g please complete our order form so that  we can send you a paypal invoice with the relevant shipping costs.

Any Problems or queries please feel free to  contact us.

REMEMBER- You are welcome to order any quantity of yarn you wish from 1 ball up, but of course the p&p will be cheaper for larger quantities. You can also MIX & MATCH colours and yarns!!

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Performance Yarns

Cotton 8, best quality 100% soft cotton knitting and crochet yarn.


£1.05 per 50g ball

Or save money and purchase 300g,6x 50g balls, for £5.99

cotton queen melange

"Cotton Queen" Melange.These exotically dyed yarns make up to a fabulous effect and come in a stunning choice of colours.


£1.49 per 50g ball

Or purchase 6 x 50g balls, your choice of colours, for £8.75
cotton gem mercerized cotton yarns

"Cotton Gem" is similar to Cotton Pearl, equally luxurious and with 15 colours too choose from, but slightly thicker with


£1.25 per 50g ball

Special Offers-

300g PACKS £6.99

450g PACKS £10.45

sockwool prime

Sock Wool Prime Multi is a lovely purpose designed sock knitting wool in a super range of colours


£2.05 per 50g ball

Sock Wool Prime Plain, another quality superwash sock knitting yarn in solid shades.


£1.75 per 50g ball

Cotton Princess super value 100 percent mercerized cotton

"Cotton Princess," this lovely economy yarn gives a beautiful silky finish and  is very good value for money.Comes in a choice of seven attractive shades.


£1.08 per 50g ball

Stretchy, elasticated knitting and crochet yarn by Performance Yarns

Stretchy, a lovely elasticated knitting & crochet yarn,perfect for beachwear,socks and even baby wear.


£2.95  per 100g ball

Or save money and purchase 4 x balls, your choice of colours, for £11.25

cotton queen mercerized yarn

"Cotton Queen" plain is another luxury mercerized yarn in a range of 17 beautiful shades producing a silky soft fabric.


£1.25 per 50g ball

6x 50g balls £7.25

8 x 50g Balls, your choice of colours, for £9.50
Cotton Sparkle,cotton/viscose knitting and crochet yarn

Cotton Sparkle, is a very pretty cotton/viscose knitting and crochet yarn in a lovely choice of melange dyes.


£1.40 per 50g ball

Or purchase 6 x 50g balls, your choice of colours, for

cotton nature melange knitting and crochet cotton

"Cotton Nature" is a 100% soft cotton knitting and crochet yarn which comes in a lovely choice of 5 melange dyes.


£1.70 per 100g ball

Or purchase any 4 skeins  for just £6.50!!

cotton pearl mercerized yarns

"Cotton Pearl" has 15 wonderful shades to choose from and produces a luxuriously soft and silky fabric.


£1.20 per 50g ball

Or Save Money & Purchase 5 balls of Cotton Pearl for only £5.85!!

felting mania

"Felting Mania" a purpose developed knit and felt yarn,


£1.38 per 50g ball

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Remember, if you are not happy with your purchase then you may return your yarn to us for a full no quibble refund, ( postage not included.)

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