NEW Double Knit Essentials Range

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NEW Marriner DK Essentials range | Only £1 per 100g ball

Our brand-new DK Essentials range is now here.

Marriner Yarns new DK Essentials is our new staple Double Knit range – soft, high quality acrylic in a core range of our five most popular colours that we know our customers will need – for only £1 a ball.

Following the introduction of this new range, our classic Double Knit range will now be priced at £1.10. We have offered this range at £1 a ball for as long as we can remember, but for Marriner Yarns to continue trading at such affordable prices, this small increase has become necessary.

We have always been passionate about offering our customers truly honest pricing, which is why we have made sure to introduce a range to remain at a £1 constant. We know our…

Marriner Flock | Growing up!

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Our little lambs are now about 8/9 weeks old and they have been thoroughly enjoying themselves and making themselves at home in their new field.

You can see that they are all now looking much bigger – and much more fleecy. Can you see that signature Romney ‘wool mask’ that is starting to appear?

They are still sticking close to their mums – and altogether make for a very fluffy bunch! Another shearing is coming up very soon…

We also wanted to give you a quick update on our ram Baarney

He is enjoying some alone time at the moment – with plenty of cuddles of course! He is also due another haircut soon.

We are now getting very close to our…

Marriner Flock | Get to know Marriner’s farmer

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After introducing you to our flock and our gorgeous new lambs on the Marriner farm, we thought it was about time that you heard from Mr. Marriner himself, and how he came to be our farmer.

We couldn’t be happier that Colin’s ‘hobby’ has turned into something so wonderful. It’s been a great opportunity for a lot of the Marriner team to get involved, spend some time in the countryside, and see the very beginnings of the wool production process.

Marriner Flock | 12 week lamb scan…

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Good news – after getting friendly with our rams Baarney and Hercules in November, our ladies were scanned this week to find out how many baby lambs will be joining us in spring. Just like humans, ewes are scanned around the 10/12 week point to find out the number of lambs they carry.

The vet uses an ultrasound scanner to determine how many lambs each ewe is carrying to then mark the sheep’s back with a specific colour.

Watch our video below where Rhos explains how the coloured dots indicate how many lambs…

Marriner’s British Wool – A flock update

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Our Marriner flock is well and truly at home in their lush, green sloping field. They are more than happy spending their days roaming the small hills and munching their way through a considerable amount of grass.

Their fleece is getting thicker by the day and we can already tell that it’s going to be quite soft. They are due their very first haircut around this time, and we can’t wait to take you through the whole process from shearing, to scouring, roving, spinning and, finally, winding. With only a small flock we won’t see a huge amount of wool…

Bulky Blanket Yarn – Marriner’s New Guest Yarn

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Marriner Yarns | Special Guest Yarn | Bernat Blanket Yarn

Autumn has arrived and we can think of nothing else but getting cosy every evening and delving into our knitting and crochet – and what else to create during autumn other than a soft and snuggly blanket?

We know that you are all pulling out your projects now that our scorcher of a summer has finished, and it looks like the windy and rainy weather has certainly announced that autumn is most definitely here. Perfect weather for hiding under a blanket -…

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…