2020 might have been a shocker of a year, but one highlight for me has been getting the chance to try out this beautiful range of yarns from Sirdar’s Autumn/Winter range. I was really happy to have the chance to try them and to offer my thoughts, so here we are!
I think that many people will be familiar with Sirdar as a brand, particularly if you are based in the UK. Sirdar yarns and patterns are widely available in independent craft shops and bigger superstores at accessible price points. They have a wide range of products for all kinds of knitters and crocheters so there really is something for everyone. It’s no surprise, then, that they are the UK market leader in hand-knitting yarn. I highly recommend reading this history of the company from the wonderful Knit and Nibble Blog here!
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When I first started knitting, Sirdar was one of the first yarn brands I used, so this is a slightly surreal set of blogposts to write. I’m very grateful to the team there for sending me these yarns for consideration. I should add that their being gifts does not affect my views on the products at all.
With all this in mind, let’s get onto the reviews! Rather than writing one super long blog post, I’ve separated them into individual posts below. For the most part, I’ve only swatched these yarns and haven’t yet used them in projects. As and when I get around to using them ‘properly’, I will update the posts accordingly. So although I’ve used my standard review criteria, please keep in mind that these views are provisional. I’m also going to release some patterns (mostly for free!) for each of these yarns… So keep your eyes peeled for those 👀 I promise, they’re coming!
Thank you very much to the generous team at Sirdar for sending me these yarns for consideration. I have enjoyed trying them all so much and really recommend giving them a go!