Sirdar – a passion for design
Over the years fashion has played an important part in Sirdar's development and they have built up the most amazing design archive – from the necessity of the 1940’s wartime knitter (who wanted to knit something quite glamorous as well as helping the war effort), through the Fair Isles and space dyes of the 1970’s, the batwings and mohairs of the 1980’s, up to the present day – Sirdar has created something from every fashion movement and their design archive is incredibly diverse.
Today, design remains at the very heart of what we do. They visit the world’s leading yarn and textiles exhibitions to find inspirational new trends in colour, yarn and design, which translate into their own 'Sirdar Style' – a style that they hope is perfect for today’s hand knitters. Sirdar's award-winning designers produce over 350 patterns a year, and everything is done by hand in their own design studio with each pattern instruction being triple checked to ensure that it is easy to follow and that everyone can create their designs with ease.
As well as keeping an eye on major fashion trends, Sirdar also have yarns with a timeless quality and appeal. Their well-loved classics such as Country Style and Wash ‘n’ Wear have been around for decades and remain the go-to yarns for thousands of knitters worldwide. Sirdar's best-selling yarn range, Snuggly, is the UK’s favourite hand knitting yarn for baby and for very good reason - its quality, softness and easy care characteristics have been adored by generations of knitters.
Hayfield became part of the Sirdar family in the 1970’s and to this day is renowned for its good quality range of essential yarns and designs, perfect for those who want extra value but don’t want to compromise on quality. Re-launched in 2011, the Hayfield style and colour palette is modern and wearable and very enjoyable to knit.
With pride in their heritage and in-house craftsmanship, Sirdar continue to innovate in all areas of hand knit and are committed to providing irresistible, quality yarns and the best in hand-knit design.
"We hope that our love and enthusiasm for yarn is infectious." And we couldn't agree more!
EXCLUSIVE FREE PATTERN
For 48 hours only, download this exclusive digital pattern by Sirdar only at Deramores. This sweet collection of wristwarmers, legwarmers and slipper are bound to keep you toasty through the cooler months. Knitted in the cosy Sirdar Plushtweed, you only need one to two 100g balls to knit each project.
TIPS AND TRICKS
To create the slippers in this extra special freebie pattern, you'll need to brush up your shaping technique. Never fear! If you're new to the craft, or just want to update your skills, view our tutorial guide below and we'll show you how to Knit Two Together (k2tog)