Aran 400g yarn

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Aran 400g yarn

Postby Portsmouth knitter » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:27 pm

Can any body advise are Hayfield, Wendy , Woolcraft and Marriner Aran 400g balls of yarn all made by the same manufacturers? They seem to come up with almost identical shades,but prices vary.

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Re: Aran 400g yarn

Postby Deakin1815 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:27 pm

Hayfield is made by Sirdar, Wendy by Thomas B Ramadan, Woolcraft and Marriner still seem to be independent companies manufacturing their own yarns. Hayfield yarns are generally cheaper than other Sirdar brands but I wouldn't like to comment on the others as I've never used Woolcraft and it's many years since I used Wendy. I didn't know that Marriner was still in production, I'll have to have a look at some yarns as I really liked their wool when I was young. I've knitted quite a lot with Hayfield and never have any problems with it, it washes quite nicely too. Another brand you may like to look at is King Cole, they also do 400g balls of Aran yarns.

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Re: Aran 400g yarn

Postby Sunhat lady » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:45 pm

I find Woolcraft is ok too.

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