More than 13 million Americans participate knitting as a craft pastime according to the Craft and Hobby Association. In a global industry that is worth more than $659 million, knitting mills have brought about mass manufacturing of apparel. More than 100 large-scale businesses take part in this marketplace, focusing on reducing capital costs. Labor costs make up majority of the expenditures absorbed with product manufacturing. For those crafters looking to start a small time knitting business, the following creative names from successful knitting businesses in the industry will help to inspire your own startup.

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Tips for Choosing a Knitting Business Name

Choosing the right name for your knitting business is essential to future branding and marketing initiatives. To choose a creative knitting business name, follow these great business tips.

1. Keep your store name short and simple.

2. Your knitting business name should be easy to read, say, and remember.

3. Create a business name with meaning or a memorable message regarding your business purpose or mission statement.

4. Check the legal availability of your knitting business name.

5. The name should be expandable. Do not limit yourself to area or place.

6. Choose words that are easy to spell.

7. Purchase the website domain for your knitting business name.

Best Names for Knitting Business

Acorn Street Shop
A Stitch in Time
Bits to Buy
Close Knits
Create with Fibre
Fabrication
Farm Yarn
Feel Good Yarn Company
Fiber Hooligan
Fix a Stitch
Hours Knit and Stitch Shop
Knit and Stitch
Knit Picks
Knit Witts
Knits and Pieces
Knitterella
Knitting Bee
Knitting Fever
Knitting Magic
Knitting Notions
Knitting Things
Knit Works
Lily Sugar ‘n Cream
Little Knits
Mad Cow Yarn
Manfield Crafts
Milk & Honey
Needlecase Limited
New Rainbow Fabrics
Peerless Thread
Pins and Needles
Purl Bee
Red Heart Yarn
Sister Arts
Stitchability
StitchWorx
String Theory Yarn
Tangled Yarn
Ten Thousand Villages
Textile Discount
The Knitting Basket
The Knitting Shop
The Old Toy Knitting Shop
The Silk Mill
The Yarn Gallery
Threads and Patches
Three Bags Full
Top Wools
Willow Fabrics
Wool and Company
Yarn and Craft
Yarn Hollow
Yarnify
Yarn to Knit
Yarnia
Yarnsmith
Yarnspirations

Knitting Business Success Story

For some added inspiration on starting your own knitting business, here is a look at Susan Cropper perspective on making the tough decision to start your own business. Having opened the door to her own unique knitting shop business five years earlier, she has grown her niche with stocking beautiful wools and textiles in a small spot of Islington. She now ships yarn half way across the globe, moving from a small independent business on the high-street to scaling her business to new heights.

Crystal Ayres, MBA
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