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 British Farm to witness the beginnings of the knitting wool manufacturing: sheep shearing.

 ‘A Close Shave’ – Stage 1 of British Wool

We’re sure you’ll agree that the above video, is a humbling reminder that the wool we knit with and…

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 unable to offer any more details on this new and exciting Marriner Yarn but we’ll be sure to keep you posted, right here on our blog, as and when new information becomes available.

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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…

Buy British Wool

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Since the day our Greengate Mill opened in 1784 right up to today, Marriner Yarns has always had a deep rooted affinity with British wool.

In a global market where knitters are always looking for the best yarns at the most competitive prices, it would be easy for a company to lose track of its roots and forget where it’s come from. However at Marriner we’re proud that all of the wool we use in our wool yarns: Marriner Aran with Wool 400g (£5.50)  and Marriner Double Knit with Wool 100g only use British wool.

Keeping Britain Knitting Since 1784

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With over 200 years of supplying the Great British public with yarn, it’s fair to say that Marriner has ‘woven’ it’s way into the hearts of knitting enthusiasts throughout the country.

From our beginnings as a cotton spinning mill in Yorkshire in 1784, right up to selling our yarn online today, our company’s two hundred year history has run parallel with Britain’s love of knitting.

We’re proud to have…