- Worlds End Studios, 132-134 Lots Road
Socktopus was a small knitting shop in Fulham specialising in sock yarn. It closed in September 2009, and Socktopus moved to join forces with Stash Yarns in Putney. However, this collaboration only lasted a month or so, and Socktopus is now online only.
The information below is retained for people who want to know what the Fulham shop used to be like.
Although the shop is situated a good ten minutes' walk from Fulham Broadway Tube station, there are comprehensive directions on the website (recommended if you are unfamiliar with the area). The shop is closed on some Saturdays - the website is frequently updated with details.
Kat and friends visited in March 2009 and were delighted to find a wide range of unusual sock yarns in various materials (including camel and bison hair!). All the yarn we looked at was handspun and hand-dyed. There were also some interesting accessories (extra-small needles, specialist detergent, highlighter tape) and a small selection of books.
We took up the offer of a cup of tea and the opportunity to wind our recently-purchased skeins into balls - there is seating both indoors and outdoors; bringing along your own knitting is encouraged.
The shop runs a number of courses and off-site meet-ups, details are given on the website.