Delivery Returns


We offer Free Saver delivery in the UK on all orders over £40.00. We offer trackable and untrackable services to the UK and overseas. The price and timing will vary depending on delivery location and chosen service during checkout.

You can check the cost of delivery to UK postcodes by using the option CLICK HERE TO CHECK PRICES under the Add to Basket on this page.

If goods are needed for a particular date we always recommend our UK Express & International Courier services.

Our Click & Collect service is also free and available for new orders up to 1 hour before store closing for In Stock/Low Stock Lines.

We do not currently deliver to the USA or Canada
For more information including estimated delivery dates please see our Help on Delivery page.


If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason you can return the items to us for a full refund within 14 days of receiving or collecting your order. Unless agreed with Boswells a return will be required for the refund to be completed. Within the UK we provide a freepost returns service. If the items require collection due to size or weight or is requested by the customer the cost of the collection will be deducted from the refund value.

Outgoing postage refunds: The maximum postage that will be refunded is the current least expensive delivery charge offered by Boswells for your region. In the UK this would be our Saver charge and outside of the UK the Airmail charge. As these can change over time please see our Help on Delivery page for exact costs. This means that customers choosing a more expensive despatch service such as Standard or Express in the UK or Courier overseas will receive a partial postage refund unless the delivery service did not meet its requirements.

A small number of items are excluded from return for common-sense reasons and these are marked as non-returnable on their product page. All returns must be agreed in writing with Boswells before customer action is taken.

For more information and to see any exclusions to the above rules please see Help on Cancellations and Refunds page.

Scarecrow Family Jean Greenhowe Books


When Sam Scarecrow first appeared in the UK's Woman's Weekly magazine in 1985 he caused a sensation. Never before had there been a knitted character so skillfully designed and with such amazing detail. From the mouse in his hat to the robin on his shoulder and the tiny ladybird on his foot - absolutely everything was knitted.

 Sam was so hugely popular Jean couldn't resist creating his wife - Sally Scarecrow. This pattern was published in Woman's Weekly magazine in 1987 and again the public reaction was overwhelming. Soon the happy couple became a happy family with the arrival of The Twins, Baby Sunshine, Grandpa Septimus and Grandma Selina - three generations of the family.

The Scarecrow Family booklet was launched in 1988 by Jean's own company, Jean Greenhowe Designs. This was our very first publication and proved to be an instant success, the initial print run of 50,000 copies selling out within weeks.

 Knitters immediately realised that something new and exciting was happening in the world of knitting.

 Sam was 21 years old in 2006 and we like to think that youngsters who had Sams in 1985 may be handing him down to their own children. He is certainly well-travelled! We have been sent photographs of Sam and the family from every corner of the world - from the jungles of South America to Papua New Guinea and Siberia.

It would be impossible to estimate the number of Sams which exist in the world today. From our postbag we know that knitters have made the Scarecrow Family so many times that their patterns are in tatters and the text has worn off the pages!

Over the years Sam and Sally have both had interesting 'knitted' lives. For example, did you know that Sally starred in a film with movie star Pierce Brosnan or that Sam once worked at the BBC?

 The grown-up dolls measure around 34cm (13½ in), while the Twins are 28cm (11in) high.

Sam Scarecrow Sally Scarecrow Grandpa Septimus and Grandma Selina Baby Sunshine The Twins

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