So you've decided on your next project – now it's time to choose the yarn! But with so many different yarns on the market, it's difficult to know which is the perfect yarn for your project.
While our brilliant Yarn Buying Guide can go a long way to helping you work out the difference between fibres, yarn weights and dying techniques – sometimes you just need a little extra help... which is where Lovecrafts veteran Merion comes in!
In her fab informative videos; Merion squishes, squeezes and touch-tests some of the most popular yarns out there to put them to the test. Looking for impartial yarn reviews? Look no further!
Stylecraft Special DK review
Stylecraft Special DK knitting yarn is great for economical knitting. At a low price and in a large size ball, this yarn is perfect for all your knitting needs, with a truly enormous range of colours to choose from. With its new and improved quality, cleaner look and softer handle, this yarn is always a good choice.
Rico Creative Cotton Aran review
Rico Creative Cotton Aran is an aran weight 100% cotton yarn that's available in a glorious array of colours! The colour palette is fresh and vibrant - bright jewels and muted pastels, there is every modern colour you might need for summer wear. Knitting or crocheting up on 4.00mm - 5.00mm needles, this is perfect for summer blankets, homeware, childrenswear and more.
Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK review
High-quality fibres, beautiful colours and great stitch definition make Sublime knitting yarns deservedly popular, and Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK is no different! It combines Himalayan cashmere, fine merino wool and smooth silk for a beautifully rounded, luxuriously soft and wonderfully versatile yarn perfect for babies – but we wouldn't want to put grown-ups off wearing it of course!
Stylecraft Special Aran review
If you're looking for a good-value cheap knitting yarn, the Stylecraft Special range really is hard to beat. Stylecraft Special Aran is a quality knitting yarn, spun to the highest specifications, using the best quality acrylic. The range of colours is great too!
MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran review
We're thrilled to stock MillaMia's beautiful Naturally Soft Aran yarn. This super soft aran yarn is made from 100% merino wool and it's available in the signature MillaMia colours.
Rowan Pure Wool Worsted review
Rowan Pure Wool Worsted is a machine washable 100% wool worsted/aran weight yarn and comes in a stunning range of signature Rowan shades! It's perfect for any worsted weight pattern and most aran weight patterns too – it's an absolute dream to knit and wear!
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran review
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran combines all the luscious qualities of merino wool with the added softness and warmth of cashmere. It’s gentle on the hands and glides through the needles, perfect for any worsted or aran weight pattern. It's even machine-washable at low temperatures making it super wearable.
Sirdar Snuggly DK review
Soft to wear and easy-care, the Snuggly range from Sirdar is perfect for all your baby knits. The well-known Sirdar Snuggly DK is washable, non-irritant and easy to work with, making it just right for those bigger baby clothes.
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino review
Sport weight, and in a rainbow of signature Debbie Bliss shades, Baby Cashmerino is machine-washable and gentle enough to wear next to the skin. Super soft, cosy, and practical, Baby Cashmerino is a dream of a yarn for baby knits and a fabulously versatile, hard-wearing yarn for all the family.
Paintbox Chunky Pots review
Chunky Pots use the same fabulous recipe as Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky - it's washable, super soft and works up fast on 6mm needles. Knit a rainbow, knit a forest, knit a unicorn - with these fabulous self striping cakes of yarn, there are no ends to sew in, no colour decisions to make - we've done the hard work for you! Let the stripes unfold as you knit, or start in different places from the ball for different looks!