Rennie Handknits Yarn review.

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.

J C Rennie of Scotland - handknit yarns

A palette that only nature can create

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.

Amazing colours

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.

J C Rennie yarns of Scotland

Beautiful melange yarns with a luxurious finish

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.

Scottish Yarn

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. – Purchase these sumptuous yarns online or view their list of suppliers.

Undy Yarncrafts

Undy Yarncrafts have everything for machine and hand knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and more…

Undy Yarncrafts LogoYarns

Yarns, accessories, spare and patterns.  Most branded yarns always in stock, including Yeoman and Forsell.

Also stock a wide selection of own brand yarns, including a fully repeatable range of premium quality 2/30 acryclics, 2/16 cottons, wools and wool blends, shetlands, lambswools and angora.

DesignaKnit agent.


Undy Yarncrafts are agents for Silver Reed knitting machines.  Spare and accessories for Brother, Knitmaster and Silver, Toyota, Passap, Pfaff and Hague.

Service and repairs for all makes of knitting machine.

Visit the Undy Yarncrafts website for more information.

Yeoman Yarns

Suppliers of yarns and wools for machine & hand knitting.

A family-run business for over 25 years … still thriving & growing, based on a rapid service, high quality and sensible prices.

Yeoman Yarns imageSuppliers to home knitters and designer knitwear businesses – Great range and flexible product supply for genuine small business.

Suppliers of industrial yarns throughout Europe to companies manufacturing for the Retail/High Street trade from chain stores to boutiques.

Exclusive partners and customers to some of the finest Italian spinners, giving a unique product base, strict control of quality, changing colour selection each season, & an important “inside track” to what’s new & fashionable in the world of textiles.

Export; Anywhere in the world, more or less, we just add the extra carriage & of course you can ask us by e-mail for a price quotation before your order.

Yeoman Yarns have a secure online store and are always available to give you help and advice…it’s best to e-mail, but also phone Monday-Friday, if you prefer.

Visit the Yeoman Yarns website


Everything a Machine Knitter needs or desires to aid their machine knitting  is available from Metropolitan.

Metropolitan machine knitting logoYears at the forefront of Machine Knitting

Metropolitan Machine Knitting has been going since 1925 and have always prided themselves on being ahead of the competition in bringing you top quality goods and services.

Over the years, thousands of people have benefited from Metrolpolitan residential knitting courses.  They offer accomodation and food and give you a relaxed environment to learn in while you work on a real project to take away at the end.

Shopping and Accessories
A comprehensive shop with everything you need from knitting machines, yarn to needles, spares, books and magazines, to name just a few.  All pares and accessories are genuine, sourced directly from the manufacturers.

Visit the Metropolitan website for more information.

Uppingham Yarns

An extensive range of yarns for the machine knitter,  hand knitter or weaver.

Uppingham Yarns imageFrom 1 ply lace weights to rug wool and rovings for spinning.

Choose from some beautiful natural fibres in Lamb’s wool, Cashmere, silk, Merino, Alpaca, Shetland, Herdwick and Angora as well as fashionable Italian, ribbon and even glow in the dark yarns.

Online shop or call 01572 823747 for a mail order brochure.

Visit Uppingham Yarms website

Silver Viscount

Based in Rushden, Northamptonshire, Silver Viscount offer an extensive range of both Sewing and Knitting machines under the “Silver” brand, accessories, parts and yarn.
Silver Reed Knitting machines from Silver Viscount
As one of the market leaders in knitting machine technology, a Silver Viscount knitting machines offers the latest knitting technologies and high build quality to ensure you receive years of trouble free use from your machine.

D.I.Y. Sewing Kits
Sewing Classes
Silver Sewing Machines
Knitting Machines
Forsell machine knitting yarns
Ironing Presses
Machine Knitting Wool
Machine Knitting Yarns
Sewing Thread

Online store and mail order available.

Silver Viscount Website