And August’s winner is…

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We know that our customers love to show off their knits or their crochet projects – and quite rightly too, you clever bunch – which is why we decided to reward one of you every single month.

Each month you can share your projects with us on social media for entry into our prize draw and the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on MarrinerYarns.com.

#MarrinerSummer winner

This month we have had loads of bright and summery knits and crochets. We have seen beautiful handbags, shawls, baby clothes and so much more. But as always one stood out for us

Without further ado…check out this months winner Suze Morris and her stunning bag. We loved everything about it, from the beach hut design to all the extra pockets, this really did stand out!

 

View all of the #MarrinerSummer entries here.

From soft teddies…

Marriner Yarns gets a Massive 8 nominations

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For the 3rd year running, Marriner Yarns has been nominated in the British Knitting and Crochet Awards across several categories. We are extremely grateful and cannot thank everyone enough for voting for us over the years, and for nominating us again this year. Our customers really are the greatest!

As a small family business, these awards help us reach even more yarn lovers, and, in turn, help us to continue providing quality yarn at great prices, as well as introducing new and exciting ranges for you to enjoy.

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in 8 categories this year;

  • Number One Overall Yarn Brand
  • Best Value Yarn Brand
  • Best Sock Yarn Brand
  • Star Baby Yarn Brand
  • Most Luxurious Yarn Brand
  • Ultimate Toy Yarn Brand
  • Best Brand for British Yarn
  • Favourite Patten House

We would be incredibly grateful

Marriner DK washability

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Knitting or crocheting anything with yarn is incredibly satisfying, but when it comes to washing those precious garments, blankets, and other creations, it can create a slight pang of anxiety. Should you wash it warm? Cold? Does it need to be hand washed? Will it affect the quality? Will it run, stretch, or alter the fit? Should I even wash it at all…?

These are all valid questions that arise when faced with a handmade item – after all, it doesn’t usually come with a handy label telling you how to care for it. When it comes to yarns, the…

The rise of the great-value, budget yarn

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Since the 40s and 50s, acrylic fibres have provided an alternative to natural fibres and made cheap and value yarns accessible to everyone who knits, crochets or works with yarn.

While natural fibres, such as wool or alpaca, are still very much sought after and natural fibres undoubtedly produce some beautiful yarns, these qualities and textures are being recreated by man-made fibres and turned into extremely affordable yarns that are now more popular than ever before.

Is acrylic yarn better than natural yarn?

There are advantages and disadvantages to natural and man made materials, but just because low cost or…