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
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
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.