Marriner is Britain’s oldest knitting yarn, dating back to 1784.

Marriner Flock | Time for a haircut…

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Our ladies are now getting ready for winter and that also means they are getting ready to be mums. We will hopefully see the arrival of some gorgeous little lambs come March and April and our flock is currently being looked after in preparation to carry their little ones for a few months. One of the ways we prepare for this is to shear them.

A few weeks ago, all of our sheep went for a visit to the hairdresser and are now looking considerably less fluffy…

Marriner Yarns flock | Our sheep have been sheared for the winter

Why are they sheared in autumn?

As we are now in November and fast approaching the coldest time of year, it may seem strange that we have chosen to shear our ewes now, but it is common practice to shear Romneys twice a year. Other breeds…

November’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.

 

#CosywithMarriners winner

As winter drew closer, we focussed on things comfy and cosy for November’s competition theme. A few Christmas goodies snuck their way in, but you responded with enthusiasm and we had a huge amount of entries this month. We saw everything from beautiful blankets and throws, lovely hats, cosy cardigans, snuggly slippers and socks and of course some cold weather-beating scarves and gloves.

Without further ado…

Marriner Yarns November Competition Winner

 

View all of the #CosywithMarriner entries

October’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.

 

#MarrinerHalloween winner

October’s theme was, of course, Halloween, and you did not disappoint with all of your wonderful creations. We had perfect pumpkins, scary spiders, cute creatures and some suitably seasonal hats, blankets…

Game, Set, Knitting? | Knitting Tennis

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Knitter Tennis

New balls please…that’s new balls of yarn

It’s that time of year again; the sun is shining, strawberries and cream are at the ready and Murray Mountain’s population is growing by the second – it’s Wimbledon! But as the above picture would suggest, the action on centre court has proved to be incidental for this knitting enthusiast.

Long regarded as one of the hottest tickets in town, tennis…

British Wool | Marriner Yarns

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With knitting yarn coming in so many different thicknesses, colour variations and textures it’s easy to forget where British knitting began – wool.

At Marriner our very first yarns were wool yarns, spun in a Yorkshire mill back in 1784. Since then it’s fair to say that we’ve moved with the demands of our customers, offering acrylic based yarns to meet current trends. However we’ve always taken a great sense of pride in remaining true to our roots, incorporating British Wool into our range whenever possible.

On a sunny morning in June, we were delighted to be invited along to a…

Marriner Space | A New Double Knit

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At Marriner we’re known and loved for a lot of things; Britain’s oldest knitting yarn since 1784, our unbeatable prices and of course, our renowned Double Knitting yarn. At marrineryarns.com we currently offer over thirty different Double Knitting variations across our Double Knit with Wool, Mermaid and original Marriner Double Knit ranges. With this in mind it’s safe to say that our forthcoming Double Knit yarn, Marriner Space, is going to take our Double Knitting customers to another stratosphere…

We’re afraid that at this moment, we’re…

Our Fastest Selling Yarn | Marriner Yarns

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At Marriner, it’s safe to say that in our 200 plus years of selling yarn, we’ve almost ‘seen it all’. We say ‘almost’ as this week we’ve seen an unprecedented demand for our yarns, in particular our Marriner Mermaid Double Knit 100g.

Sales of Marriner Mermaid have been so rapid, at the time of writing, we’ve now sold out of our Carnival, Pink and Blue Mermaid colours with the just a limited amount of Marriner Sunshine and Pebble remaining on our warehouse shelves. It’s fair to say that our customer’s purchasing of this double…