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British Knitting Awards 2014: The Winners

British Knitting Awards 2014: The Winners

With almost 14,000 votes, it’s time to find out the winners of this year’s British Knitting Awards!

The British Knitting Awards celebrate the very best in the UK’s knitting industry, and they’re entirely nominated and voted for by you, our wonderful readers. This year you smashed all of our records and nearly 14,000 of you voted to choose your winners!

But which yarns, shops and designers have taken the top spots?


Best overall yarn brand: Rowan

Best value yarn brand: Sirdar

Best baby yarn brand: Debbie Bliss

Best luxury yarn brand: Rowan

Best sock yarn brand: Rowan

Best independent yarn brand: Deramores

Best brand for British yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners

Best pattern house: Rowan

Best chain store: John Lewis

Independent Stores

North of England: Black Sheep Wools, Warrington

South of England: Loop, Islington

Midlands: Knit Nottingham, Nottingham

Wales: Yarn ‘n’ Yarns, Penarth

Ireland: This is Knit, Dublin

Scotland: Wool for Ewe, Aberdeen


Best online store: Deramores

Best knitting blog: Deramores

Best website: Ravelry

Knitting Products

Best knitting needle range: KnitPro

Best accessory range: KnitPro

Best ready-to-use kits: Rowan

Best book 2014: Knit Your Own Zoo by Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne (Collins & Brown)


Best knitting show/event: The Knitting & Stitching Show, London

Best knitting designer: Debbie Bliss

Best Yarn Shop Day experience 2014: Black Sheep Wools, Warrington

Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to our readers for all of your votes! To read the complete list of winners, including runners up and reactions, pick up a copy of the November issue of Let’s Knit, on sale 24 October 2014.

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