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About Knitting for Olive

Knitting for Olive makes knitting patterns for the ones you love – and now for you, too.

At the end of 2015, we started selling knitting patterns for babies and toddlers. We quickly expanded to children’s sizes as well, and in 2018 we designed our first adult-sized patterns.

To be able to give you the best knitting experience, we decided to offer Knitting for Olive yarns. Our vision is to offer high-quality yarns made of pure natural fibres created with respect for both the animals and our environment.

We are a family-run business based in Copenhagen. We are surrounded by lots of kids, who give us countless inspiration and ideas.  We always have new patterns in the making.

Through history the yarn industry has not been transparent concerning animal and social welfare. It is our goal to be honest and transparent in everything we do and, in this way, create awareness about animal welfare in yarn production. 

Our yarns

Our vision has been to create a delicate, environmental- and animal friendly yarn. Our yarn is made of 100% natural material in a good quality in a multitude of beautiful colors.

All our yarns are traceable meaning we know exactly what farms our yarns come from. We use Merino Wool coming from sheep in Patagonia where mulesing isn’t practiced.
The wool is certified, which means there are strict regulations to secure animal- and social welfare for our farmers.

Our mohair comes from goats in South Africa treated according to existing animal welfare rights. 
The wool is certified, which is guaranteeing good conditions for animals, farmers and production workers. 

All our silk is Cruelty Free meaning the silk fibers are collected from cocoons after the chrysalises are allowed to mature into moths and escape. The silk worms are not killed in the process as they are in conventional silk production. 

We use organic cotton in our Cotton Merino.

Our yarn qualities are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 verified.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified products have been tested for harmful substances to protect your health.

We create and carefully choose our variety of colors from our hearts. 


It is important for us that we look after our planet the best we can for future generations. 
We try to limit the use of plastic materials. Our spinning mills send our yarns in re-used plastic. We re-use the shipping boxes and sort for recycling when possible. 
All orders placed in our web shop are shipped in bags of re-used FCS-certified paper.
Our yarn labels is made of recycled paper. This is why the surface isn’t as shiny as on conventional labels. They also tend to crumble more.

We will continuously work to improve our environmental responsibilities.


If you have ideas, comments, requests, or anything else you'd like to share with us, please feel free to write us at [email protected].  You can also follow us on Instagram @knittingforolive .

We hope you enjoy our yarn and our designs.

Knitting for Olive