Take a look at some of our favourite British manufactured yarns of 2022! Whether being locally made or eco-friendly is a priority for you when yarn shopping, these sensational yarn brands are perfect for creating cosy Autumn projects
Romney Marsh Wools
Kent-based Romney Marsh Wools’ British Romney Lambswool DK Yarn is blended and spun from the fleece of their own sheep to create a range of four natural, undyed colours. Produced from hand selected fleeces, only the very best wool is used in their yarns, which are soft & gentle on sensitive skin. Their British wool is considered to be one of the most adaptable fleeces, and thanks to this versatility it is a popular choice for knitting wool, knitting yarn, and cloth.
Northern Yarn is an independent wool shop based in Lancaster, with a strong focus on natural fibres from British producers and selected yarns from further afield. Northern Yarn carries its own 100% traceable line, processed from local flocks of sheep. Owner Kate Makin visits local farms and gets to know the shepherds and sheep, before hand-picking the best fleeces for their blends and paying farmers a fair price for the wool. No air miles, no plastic, just good honest wool.
Marie Wallin’s British Breeds yarn is made from four different British sheep breeds. The wool fibre from each breed gives the yarn its unique soft handle and bouncy appearance. The Bluefaced Leicester and Exmoor Horn add the softness, the Romney adds the springiness and the Zwartbles remains undyed, keeping the all important sheepy smell! This lovely 4ply yarn is spun into 25g balls and is now available in 26 wonderful colours available from Marie’s website.
Provenance and sustainability are very important on the Wooldale Wool farm. They work hard to look after our ecosystem; planting hedgerows and trees; harvesting rain water and only adding natural composts to grow their grass. The yarn comes from their flock of native British sheep. They work closely with British processors to develop unique blends using eco-friendly washing aids, with no harmful nylon or acrylic being added.