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British Knitting and Crochet Awards 2018

2018 Award Winners

This year’s British Knitting & Crochet Awards received an extraordinary 28,000 votes - almost double last year’s tally, proving that the knitting public are just as excited by these awards as those nominated for them!

Stylecraft were 2018’s biggest success story, coming top in five categories including Best Overall Yarn Brand and Best Yarn For Crochet. It was wonderful to see Debbie Bliss doing well following a difficult year for her brand, and delightful to welcome several new names to the roster - Stephen West, For The Love of Yarn, and Ewe and Ply to name three.

the categories

  • Favourite Pattern House 1st Place - Stylecraft

    (HC) Rowan

    (HC) Sirdar

  • Favourite Knitting Designer 1st Place - Debbie Bliss

    (HC) Kate Davies

    (HC) Stephen West

  • Best Baby Yarn Brand 1st Place - Debbie Bliss

    (HC) Stylecraft

    (HC) Sirdar

  • Best Value Yarn Brand 1st Place - Stylecraft

    (HC) Drops

    (HC) King Cole

  • Best Independent Yarn Brand 1st Place - West Yorkshire Spinners

    (HC) Deramores

    (HC) For the Love of Yarn

  • Best Luxury Yarn Brand 1st Place - Scheepjes

    (HC) Rowan

    (HC) Debbie Bliss

  • Best Sock Yarn Brand 1st Place - West Yorkshire Spinners

    (HC) Stylecraft

    (HC) Drops

  • Best Yarn For Toys 1st Place - Stylecraft

    (HC) King Cole

    (HC) Deramores

  • Best Overall Yarn Brand 1st Place - Stylecraft

    (HC) Rowan

    (HC) Sirdar

  • Best Brand For British Yarn 1st Place - West Yorkshire Spinners

    (HC) Baa Ram Ewe

    (HC) TOFT

  • Best Chain Store/Multiple 1st Place - Hobbycraft

    (HC) John Lewis

    (HC) Aldi

  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store LONDON 1st Place - Wild and Woolly

    (HC) Loop

    (HC) I Knit

  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND 1st Place - Jenny Wren’s Yarns, Ipswich 1st Place - The Yarn Dispensary, Faversham

    (HC) Norfolk Yarn, Norwich

  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND 1st Place - Hooked on Wool, Penzance

    (HC) Pins & Needles, Devizes

    (HC) The Slipped Stitch, Sherborne

  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store NORTH OF ENGLAND 1st Place - Black Sheep Wools, Warrington

    (HC) Lolly’s Lil Wool Shack, Blackpool

    (HC) Yarn Etc, Harrogate

  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store WALES 1st Place - The Wool Croft, Abergavenny

    (HC) Yarn O’Clock, Mold

    (HC) Rosemary’s Wool Shop, Aberaeron

  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store IRELAND 1st Place - Love Wool, Portadown

    (HC) The Wool Shop, Bangor

    (HC) Yarn with Joanne, Newtownards

  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store MIDLANDS 1st Place - Knit Nottingham, Nottingham

    (HC) Sheepish, Bishops Castle

    (HC) Ewe and Ply, Shrewsbury

  • Best Local Independent Yarn Store SCOTLAND 1st Place - Wool For Ewe, Aberdeen

    (HC) The Yarn Cake, Glasgow

    (HC) Ginger Twist Studio, Edinburgh

  • Best Yarn Shop Day Experience 2018 1st Place - Black Sheep Wools, Warrington
  • Best Knitting Needle Range 1st Place - KnitPro

    (HC) Clover

    (HC) Pony

  • Best Ready-To-Use Kits 1st Place - Wool Warehouse

    (HC) Deramores

    (HC) Wool and the Gang

  • Favourite Knitting Book 2017/2018 1st Place - Knitting Outside the Box – Bristol Ivy

    (HC) The Vintage Shetland Project – Susan Crawford

    (HC) Shetland – Marie Wallin

  • Best Online Shop 1st Place - Wool Warehouse

    (HC) Deramores

    (HC) LoveKnitting

  • Favourite Knitting Blog 1st Place - Black Sheep Wools

    (HC) Deramores

    (HC) Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days

  • Best Knitting Show Event 2017/2018 1st Place - Yarndale, Yorkshire

    (HC) The Knitting & Stitching Show, London

    (HC) Edinburgh Yarn Festival

  • Favourite Charity Campaign 1st Place - Octopus For A Preemie

    (HC) Knit for Peace

    (HC) Hug in a Blanket

  • Best Yarn For Crochet 1st Place - Stylecraft

    (HC) Scheepjes

    (HC) Sirdar

  • Favourite Crochet Designer 1st Place - Attic24

    (HC) Jane Crowfoot

    (HC) Helen Shrimpton

  • Best Crochet Store 1st Place - Wool Warehouse

    (HC) Deramores

    (HC) Black Sheep Wools

  • Favourite Crochet Blog 1st Place - Attic24

    (HC) Look At What I Made

    (HC) Bella Coco

  • Favourite Crochet Book 1st Place - My Crochet Project Bible – Stationery Geek

    (HC) On the Hook – Verity Castledine

    (HC) Edward’s Menagerie: Dogs – Kerry Lord

  • Best Crochet Accessories Range 1st Place - Clover

    (HC) KnitPro

    (HC) Pony

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