A RISE in the popularity of knitting has brought a boost in business for a York fabric shop.

To meet the surge in demand Fletchers Fabrics, in Auster Road, has added a new line of knitting wool and accessories.

The addition is the latest in string of changes at the shop, including an interior revamp, following the arrival of new owners earlier last year.

As well as a range of fabrics the shop also offers a measuring and make up service, and is now having a final clearance on winter material.