Britain has always produced quality yarn for centuries, whether it be for handknits or a Saville Row tailor, making some of the best quality fabric available.
Nothing is more evident than in the range of yarns produced by J C Rennie of Scotland.
Rennie use British sourced wool where they can but all lambswool fleece is sourced from the former colonies of either New Zealand or Australia. A tradition which has changed little since the Industrial Revolution, and is part of the romance.
Their most popular machine knitting yarn is the 2/11 Supersoft. However for those who prefer a more authentic look, there is the 2/9nm Unique Shetland yarn.
There has been an increase in customers asking for their supersoft cashmere which has the look of lambswool but the texture of cashmere. This also comes in a wide range of colours with a sumptuous feel, giving a very natural but fashionable finish.
Rennie’s 4ply supersoft handknits are loved by many discerning knitters and some of the colour palette has now been extended into the popular Aran range.
Handling quality of the yarn is exceptional and the colours are truly amazing.
The chunky Aran weight pure new wool in COUTURE 1464 looks as though is has been dyed with a handful of squashed berries from the Scottish hedgerow, whilst the 4 ply Lambswool in Thistledown and DK Supersoft Cashmere shade 053, reflect the colours of the heather which cloak the mountain sides.
Fitting very easily into the contemporary palette of purples, mauves and lilacs, these yarns will produce very fashionable garments which will just ooze quality.
The melange shades inspired by “The Colours of Scotland” are made up of blends of many different colours of wool, fused together during the carding process. However, this is very subtle and we feel, results in one of the finest natural colour blends available.
Knitting in more than one colour with these yarns is a dream, as all the natural shades blend so well with each other, just as they do in nature….the only problem is; which ones to choose.
J C Rennie of Scotland have produced high quality genuine and authentic yarn since 1798, made in the Aberdeenshire countryside using traditional methods which has changed little since the Industrial Revolution. One of Scotland’s oldest and few remaining woollen mills, they, like us are passionate about manufacturing and the woollen industry in the UK.
Yes, we have waxed lyrical but as knitters who like quality, these yarns are an example of what Britain does best.
Their range is now available to weavers, machine knitters and hand knitters, on the cone or in 50g balls. Prices for the J C Rennie yarns are also very competitive, making this brand exceptional value for money.
KnitRennie.com – Purchase these sumptuous yarns online or view their list of suppliers.