The most exciting times of year for us here at Sirdar are when we launch our new season collections, when we get to show you the new shades, designs and yarns that we have been creating in the previous months. We are delighted to be able to share our 4 new yarns with you – Harrap Tweed, Sylvan Chunky, Boufflé and Hayfield Chunky Tweed, as well as the new ranges in some of your existing favourites. We hope that you take as much joy and pleasure from this collection as we have in creating it.
We are thrilled to have been nominated by the readers of Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting knitting and crochet magazines in the Best baby yarn brand, Best value yarn brand, Best overall yarn brand and Best pattern house categories in the British Knitting Awards 2015. Our Sublime range has also been nominated in the Best luxury brand category!
Our aim is to create the very best hand knitting package, with a fantastic yarn range supported by a stunning, extensive design collection, and are very pleased that our loyal, valued knitters have acknowledged that by nominating Sirdar and Sublime.
Voting opens online at www.letsknit.co.uk/britishknittingawards on 12th June and closes 6th September 2015.
Sirdar Harrap Tweed is a yarn that has a genuine heritage; it has been inspired by Henry and Thomas Harrap who founded the Harrap Brothers company that in 1934 became Sirdar. The Sirdar brand has been based in Wakefield since the very beginning, and we have taken inspiration from our glorious Yorkshire surroundings to create the 8 rich, tweedy shades that are Harrap Tweed DK. There are deep blues and clarets, beautiful pinks and purples, as well as classic greens, browns and greys. The Harrap Tweed collection is full of hand knit designs for men, women and children, there are classic vests and cardigans for men and boys, flattering capes and exquisitely detailed sweaters and cardies for women and girls, as well as a selection of accessories and home knits. These are available in both single leaflets and in Harrap Tweed design book 494.
Sylvan Chunky is our beautiful new thick and thin yarn, it has an incredibly soft and silky, slubby texture. It comes in a range of 8 wonderfully soft, ombre colours inspired by misty walks in the forest at dusk and dawn. We have Woodsmoke which is a subtle mix of greys, blues and beige, Balsam, a beautiful mix of purples and blues and Hockley, a punchy mix of reds and pinks, to name but a few of the stunning Sylvan shades. Sylvan Chunky is ideal for both men and women and we have 8 leaflets with statement knits and accessories for both. There are trendy wrap neck sweaters and simple cardies for the men. We also have stylish his and hers sweaters with stand up neck collars, a stunning cabled tunic and cardies for women, as well as a range of the snuggest winter accessories.
Boufflé is a beautiful soft and light, gently brushed yarn spun with a natural cotton bouclé thread. Made for Sirdar in Italy, it comes in a range of 8 soft, chalky colours, including autumnal neutrals and greys as well as the brighter pinks and greens of Ariel and Verde. There are 8 leaflets for women in the Boufflé collection with the most fashionable designs for winter, there are dramatic collars and capes, as well as simple sweater styles and the trendiest skirt and jumper set. There are also the cosiest of accessories with beautiful wrap around scarves and hats, mitts and gloves. Boufflé is perfect for the most stylish winter knits at an incredibly affordable price, what’s not to love?
Hayfield Chunky Tweed with Wool is the latest addition to our great quality, great value Hayfield essentials range. It comes in a fantastic range of 8 tweedy colours, there are the soft neutrals of Crigglestone, Sacklington, Slattery, Staithes and brighter shades too such as Driffield, a blush pink and Chester, a brilliantly bright red. Hayfield Chunky Tweed is the perfect all round yarn. Our design team have created a collection of designs with something for each member of the family, there are hoodies and cardies for men, women, girls and boys, as well as stylish capes for women and girls. There are also the cosiest of accessories with generous scarves that are big enough to wrap around twice, as well as trendy helmet hats and berets that are sure to keep you warm all winter long. If that wasn’t enough there are also 4 cushion designs that will add country style to your home.
This autumn/winter we have added 2 wonderfully autumnal shades to our Snuggly 4 Ply range – Pumpkin Patch, a bright pumpkin orange and Little Leprechaun, a crisp dark green. As well as these fab new shades we have 4 new leaflets, there are traditional little tanks and sweaters for boys, an adorable capped sleeved cardie with patterned yoke and a gorgeous little cardie decorated with a great big flower for girls!
Snuggly DK is a yarn famous for its unbelievable softness, gorgeous colour range and adorable designs, our latest collection for autumn winter has all of those things in abundance! We have 4 new autumnal shades perfect for little ones, there is Eeyore grey, Baby Berry, Pumpkin Patch and Daisy Chain, a lovely, fresh yellow shade. There is also a range of scrumptiously textured hand knit designs for boys and girls from birth to 7 years. We have trendy cabled sweaters and patterned cardies for boys and bramble stitch knits, beautiful bonnets and trellis patterned cardies for the little girls. There is also the cosiest zig-zag patterned blanket knitted in the gorgeous Pumpkin Patch! We have launched these designs as 6 leaflets and in the Snuggly Little Chums book 489.
Snuggly Spots DK is a pretty spotted yarn, it has the same incredible soft blend as our much loved Snuggly DK. This season we have added 6 new spotty shades to the range. We have gorgeous shades for both boys and girls with Speckle, Strawberry Mousse, Blueberry Mousse, Cosy Spot, Pretty Spot and Minty Spot. These lovely dotty shades make the most adorable baby knits.
Our latest Baby Bamboo collection is full of knits with loveable character and charm, it is one that is sure to delight both the knitters and wearers in equal measure! We have designs for boys and girls from birth to 7 years, there are trendy little knits, such as the alpine inspired cardies and hats for girls and the textured wrap neck sweaters for boys. As well as these trendy knits we have the most adorable bunny motif sweater you will have ever seen. If that wasn’t enough we have 4 bootee designs that will most definitely have you cooing in delight – there are tiny Rudolphs, cute little mice, delicate baby bunnies and dinky donkeys! These gorgeous designs have been knitted in our 4 new Baby Bamboo colours of Bashful, Funky Fuchsia, Pip Squeak Purple and Boo Boo Blue. They are available as single leaflets or in the adorable Little Treasures book 490.
Nothing is more precious than a hand made gift for a newborn baby, such as a beautiful shawl or a gorgeous little outfit, our 100g range is perfect for making such gifts. We have added 4 of our most popular, classic baby shades to the range - Pearly Green, Pastel Lemon, Pearly Pink and Pastel Blue.
Snuggly Baby Crofter DK is the original and best Fair Isle effect yarn. This season we have added 2 beautifully soft shades to our lovely range of colours that are inspired by the Scottish Highlands – Edie and Posie. We have combined these girly shades with two of our existing shades to create the most adorable collection of hand knit designs for baby boys and girls from birth to 7 years. We have 6 new leaflets and a new Baby Crofter book 488, there are traditional little styles for girls with exquisite details – cardies and blankets with mock reverse stocking stitch detailing and cardies with the prettiest bobble yokes. Then for the chaps there are adorable toggle jackets, stylish hoodies and the snuggest little onesie! How cute!
It may be the height of summer but we know that many of you out there will already be planning your Christmas knits, and luckily for you we are too! We have added 2 new fabulously Christmassy shades to our Snowflake DK range, Bubbles, an icy blue and Rosy Red. We also have 3 new leaflets with cosy winter hats, the fluffiest cushions and the jolliest Santa toy you ever did see!
We have four punchy, new Snowflake Chunky shades for babies and children - Snuggle Orange, Pink Crush, Baloo Blue and Ink Puff, a deep inky blue. We also have 4 new leaflets with designs for babies and children that will keep them toasty warm all winter long! We have a selection of cosy cardies, 4 of the warmest looking hats, a cute little hooded waistcoat for girls and a trendy little stand up neck cape.
Supersoft Aran is a yarn that is incredibly durable, keeping its softness wash after wash, making it the perfect yarn for kids knits. We have trendy new colours that kids are sure to love – Pippa, a striking purple shade, Jolly Green, Bobby, a vibrant blue and Chino, a classic oatmeal shade. We also have 6 new leaflets with designs for boys and girls from 2 to 13 years. There are cabled sweaters and hoodies for both boys and girls, a cute heart patterned cardie, hat and mitts set for girls, as well as some trendy accessories. These knits will be loved by you and them alike.
This season we have added 4 gorgeous new shades to our beautiful mercerised Cotton DK range; Sapling, a vibrant bright green, Cool Blue, a light icy blue shade, Blossom, a soft pink and Graphite, a warm grey. We also have 10 new leaflets with a stunning mix of cardies and sweaters all with the most exquisite stitch definition, there are modern asymmetric styles, classic simple shapes and those with the most beautiful patterning. These shapes are perfect for you to knit up and wear straight away, as well as looking fabulous layered or worn under coats and jackets when the weather turns cooler.
Soukie DK is our most glamorous of yarns, it is spattered with tiny sequins that instantly add a touch of sparkle to any outfit, whether it’s a pretty bolero worn over a cocktail dress or a stylish jumper worn with trousers for an evening out. We have 2 beautiful new shades – Sunset and Opulent Jade. There are also 3 new leaflets with elegant designs for women, a flattering ¾ length sleeve sweater with flower embellishment and two stunning bolero designs.
Established in 1973 Wash ‘n’ Wear has recently become an award winning yarn, renowned for creating beautifully even knitting and with its fantastic durability it is the perfect every day yarn. This autumn winter we have added 3 autumnal shades to the range - Lemon, Spiced Pumpkin and Dark Orchid. We also have 3 new leaflets with perfect trans-seasonal designs for women and girls, these styles are ideal for layering so can be worn whatever the weather. We have a classic cardie design that comes with the option of a round neck or Peter Pan collar, a stylish deep pocket, long-line cardie that comes both as a waistcoat and a cardigan and a flattering tank top.
With its fabulous self-patterning Fair Isle effect, Crofter DK has been a popular yarn with men, women and children of all ages for many years now. This season our design collection has a little something for everyone, we have accessories for all the family with cosy scarves and trendy bobble hats. For the men we have a classic cardie with a rolled collar, it is sure to become a favourite in his wardrobe. Then for the women we have a beautiful fan and feather kimono style jacket and a simple lace stitch sweater that comes in girls sizes too. All of these designs are knitted in our 4 new colours – Windrush, Seabird, Braidie and Greenock.
This season we have added a selection of jewelled shades to our Country Style DK range, we have Camilla, a deep pink, Purple Sage, a rich purple, Teal and Sybil, a beautiful claret colour. We also have 4 new leaflets with classic designs for women and girls, there are one button bolero cardies, ribbed sweaters and a selection of stylish hats for the colder months.
Country Style 4 Ply has been a firm favourite with our knitters for many years now, it has a beautiful palette of classic colours and traditional designs with a modern twist. This season we have 4 new shades – Victoria, Camilla, Chatsworth Blue and Sybil. To go along with these lovely new shades we have 3 new leaflets with designs for women, there is a simple cardigan shape with a beautiful rose pattern panel, a stylish cape with cowl neck and a traditional cardie with eyelet pattern edging.
Divine is a thick and thin brushed yarn that creates the most amazing striped textures as you knit, it has a glistening thread running through the core of each shade giving it a subtle sparkling effect. We have 4 new leaflets for autumn winter with striking designs for women, designed in our 2 new glistening shades. There is Rosita, a beautiful mix of purples, pinks and gold and Fumoso, a stunning mix of greys. The new designs include stylish ponchos, a head turning crocheted sweater and generous scarves that will make keeping warm in winter a sheer joy.
Wool Rich Aran has the most incredible softness, a perfect palette of timeless classics and modern fashion colours and a design collection of modern Aran styles. This season we have added 2 more modern shades to the Wool Rich Aran palette with Navy and Bloomsbury, a blush pink. There are also 3 new leaflets with designs for women, include a long-line cabled jacket and stylish cable and rib poncho. Sirdar Wool Rich Aran, keeping Arans modern.
Click Chunky is the ideal yarn for everyday knits, it comes in the perfect range of colours for casual knits and will keep its quality wash after wash. We have added 2 new shades to the range with Red Pepper and Cloudy Sky and 2 new casual weekend styles for women. There is a trendy cape with stand up neck and side splits and a flattering cabled cardie. Click Chunky, making perfect weekend style easy.
Husky Super Chunky is an incredibly light and soft dappled yarn, it is the perfect yarn for beginner knitters. This season we have added 2 brighter, jewelled shades to the Husky range – Hattie, a rich purple base with a lighter pink dapple and Murphy, a teal base with a lighter green dapple. There are also new designs for women and girls on 3 leaflets, we have a cosy poncho design, an easy knit waistcoat that comes in both long line and cropped versions and a range of accessories including a stylish 3 button bag. Being warm and stylish has never been so easy!
Keeping your toes toasty has never been so much fun! Our Heart & Sole sock yarn comes in a range of fun, self-striping colours. We have 6 fab new colours to add to the range with; Twist and Shout, Dancing Shoes, Mash Up, Jungle Fever, Find Your Sea Legs and Country Bumpkin. The pattern for these great socks comes free on the ball band so you can get going on your funky socks straight away!
Hayfield Baby Chunky is the ideal yarn for busy mums, its chunky construction means it is incredibly quick to knit, and what’s more it is easy care too! We have added 3 more shades to the palette of bright, youthful colours – Minty Mischief, Roly Poly Pink and Tangy Tangerine. We also have 3 new leaflets for babies and children from birth to 7 years, designs include textured hats and great little cardies for boys and girls. Hayfield Baby Chunky is the perfect yarn for keeping your tots cosy this winter!
One of our guilty pleasures here at Sirdar is a Christmas knit, if yours is too then you will love our latest Hayfield DK with Wool offering! We have 3 fab new shades that are just perfect for Christmas knits; True Blue, Scarlet and Bottle Top. As well as these new shades we have 3 festive leaflets, there are Christmas hats, a jolly elf picture sweater and 4 fantastic dog coats. Who doesn’t want to dress their dog up as a present come Christmas morning!
Hayfield Chunky with Wool is a fantastic yarn for trendy winter knits. We have a range of great fashion colours and a stylish design collection to match! This time round we have added 2 new shades, Blue Jay and Pine. We also have 3 new leaflets full of stylish knits, including a selection of snug hats and 2 trendy cardies that will certainly keep the cold out!
Hayfield Super Chunky with Wool is another great yarn for those after a trendy knit in next to no time! We have 3 new leaflets with designs for women, including a series of generous scarves that are big enough to wrap round twice! There are also 2 bright new shades, Violet and Hibiscus.
Every winter wardrobe needs a splash of colour and Hayfield Ripple Super Chunky is just the thing! We have a fab new accessories leaflet with mitts, wrist warmers, a scarf and a super cosy snood, as well as a stylish polo neck cape. Our 2 new shades are wonderfully bright too, we have Hollybush, a mix of reds and blues and Peacock, a mix of bright green, aqua and denim blue.
We have added a beautiful Baby Lilac shade to our Baby Bonus 4 Ply range of great quality, classic baby shades.
Bonus Baby Changes is a subtle phased colour effect yarn, we have 2 new shades; Swirly Spray, a pretty mix of baby pink, lilac and purple and Silver Spray, a delicate mix of greys. There are also 2 new leaflets, one with 4 baby blanket designs and another with a trendy little hoodie and sweater for boys.
With its fabulously bright colour mixtures Bonus Buzz is the perfect yarn for children’s knits. This autumn winter we have 2 new shades that are sure to be winners with the youngsters amongst us! We have Cherry Pop, a mix of bright pinks and reds and Tie-dye, a funky mix of aqua, purple and grey.
Bonus DK is the perfect yarn for making durable home knits such as cushions and throws. This season we have added 4 trendy new colours to the range, Apricot, Russett, Denim Wash and Duck Egg.
This season our Bonus Aran package has a truly feminine feel to it, with 4 soft pastel colours and a design collection of ten beautiful Aran knits for women. There are cardies and sweaters with intricate cables, pretty lacy capes and flattering jackets that combine several techniques. These designs are available as both leaflets and in the 10 Favourite Aran Knits book 492, they are the perfect pieces for a romantic weekend away in the countryside.
Our latest collection of Bonus Aran Tweed knits has been inspired by days spent relaxing outdoors, breathing in the fresh, crisp air. The collection has been designed for men and women using our 4 new rich, autumnal shades, it is full of exquisitely patterned Aran knits. There is a mix of traditional Arans, such as sweaters, cardies and tanks and those with a modern twist, such as the stylish cowl-neck poncho. These designs are available as 6 leaflets and in the 10th Favourite Tweed Knits book 491.