Schachenmayr

Schachenmayr

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The home of the world’s finest handknitting yarn and design selection - for fashion, family and fun!

Please let me introduce myself. I am Tanja Steinbach, the Executive Director of Design at Schachenmayr SMC. Our team works hard to bring fresh ideas with our yarns.


About our Brands

Schachenmayr
The well-known Schachenmayr (formerly known as SMC) brand is characterized by a long and successful history.

Yarns were manufactured as early as 1817 by Johann Gottfried Kolb in a cluster of historic spinning mills, located on the river Fils near Salach, Germany. Shortly after production began, a cotton mill was added which was later converted into a wool spinning mill in 1822. To this day, this facility continues to be the hub for the development and marketing of all Schachenmayr knitting yarns.

In 1824, Leonhardt Schachenmayr joined the aspiring company after he married Herr Kolb’s eldest daughter. His focus on innovative yarn technologies and high quality production standards shaped the company and led to the development of one of the first yarn brands in Europe during the Industrial Revolution. In 1871, the company name was changed to Schachenmayr, Mann & Cie; in 2009, the acronym Schachenmayr was introduced with the current logo seen on all knitting yarns, design publications and advertising.

The Schachenmayr brand reflects the historical foundation of the company, yet continues to be forward thinking in product and design development. Today, the Schachenmayr brand is one of the leading producers and suppliers of knitting yarns. Held in high esteem by knitters all over the world, the Schachenmayr brand stands for quality, creative design and the celebration of the joy of knitting.

Schachenmayr select
Schachenmayr (formerly known as SMC) select is the new global premium yarn brand. The launch of Schachenmayr select followed careful observation of our customers’ yarn and design preferences. Schachenmayr select takes the best of Gedifra, linking it with the heritage of the Schachenmayr brand name under one new premium brand – Schachenmayr select.

We are confident that the combination of high quality yarns, with designs taken from the latest European fashion trends, and worldwide recognition of the Schachenmayr brand, produces a strong and effective presence in the global hand knitting market. Designs from some of the world’s top knitwear designers have been selected for the first Schachenmayr select collection of hand knitting patterns. The global mix of inspiration takes current trends and creates a unique fashion program which will appeal to knitters in every region of the world.

Wash+Filz-it!
The Schachenmayr brand all around felting. Creative, trendy, full of ideas. The comprehensive product offer and innovative power in developing new materials build the highest competence for your felting creations.
Slippers and bags, accessories and more – simply Wash+Filz-it!

Regia
Knitting socks has always been a fun, practical form of creativity. Regia is the pioneer in sock yarn quality and color print innovations which have contributed to the popularity of sock knitting to this day. Most everyone – from movie stars to friends and coworkers - have caught the knitting bug and have found that knitting is just as relaxing as yoga or meditation. Sock knitting follows the same principles - with the advantage that when finished, you have a great looking, long wearing pair of wonderful socks! Hand knit Regia socks are a great gift for any age group or a special treat for the feet of knitters!

Regia, one of the most famous and popular of the handknitting yarn brands, has a long and successful presence in the handknitting market – celebrating it’s 60 year anniversary in 2009. The high quality standards that have made Regia the number one sock yarn in the world have been extended to a variety of weights of Regia yarn: Regia 6-ply is particularly wear-resistant, perfect for heavy duty winter wear; Regia 4-ply, the most popular weight has long been the favorite of knitters worldwide; Regia 3-ply is perfect for machine knitting or fine, delicate lacy sock patterns; and Regia 2-ply is ideal for reinforcing and mending hand and commercially knit garments.

Regia has been the industry leader in printed colors. Its color pallette has been enriched by several different printed color effects. Knitters enjoy these prints and look forward to the surprises that the pattern makes while knitting. The challenge to the Regia design team is to create an even patterning effect, even when the stitch count changes from the calf to the foot of the sock. Beginning in 1985, with monochromatic tones of browns and blue in colors named „Sahara“ and „Tansania“, Regia’s design team continually challenged themselves to produce more color and pattern variations, including the wildly successful „Ringel“ circular printed knitting combinations in 1995. Beginning in 2008, a collaboration with master colorist Kaffe Fassett has resulted in four collections of exciting color patterns that have sock knitters clamoring for yarn.

Regia is the most well-known and popular sock knitting yarn in Germany and Europe, which continues to offer quality, innovation, endless color inspiration and creativity in every collection.

original designs  

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S9401 Ladies' Pullover
Schachenmayr Website
S9823 Mütze
Schachenmayr Magazin 020, Everyday Moments
34 huivi
Suuri käsityö 4/2018
Damen-Kleid S10199
Schachenmayr Magazin 029, Fashion Moments
S10160 Long Cardigan
Schachenmayr Website
R0317 Socks
Schachenmayr Magazin 026, Trachten Moments
Osterstecker Eier, W9941C
Schachenmayr Website
S10755 Anitra
Schachenmayr Website
S9931Ladies' Jacket S9931
Schachenmayr Magazin 023, Family Moments
Catania Grande, Col 03213 dahlie
Woman’s Long Cardigan S10184
Schachenmayr Website
Man's Cardigan S10204
Schachenmayr Website
Oversize Shirt S10195
Schachenmayr Website
Granny Plaid S9947
Schachenmayr Website
S9686 Mütze im Perlmuster
Schachenmayr Magazin 017, Baby Moments
S10046A Woman’s Cable Pullover
Schachenmayr Website
S10050A Woman's Cardigan
Schachenmayr Website
S10230 Slippers
Schachenmayr Website
S10542 - Triangular Shawl
Schachenmayr Website
R0277 Overknees
Schachenmayr Website
Man's Cardigan S9942
Schachenmayr Website
S9520 Summer Top
Schachenmayr Website
Shawl S10017
Schachenmayr Website
Kissen S10071AF
Schachenmayr Website
Kinderpullover mit Kapuze
Schachenmayr Website
Bravo Big Pompon
Schachenmayr Website
S9016 Green Top
Schachenmayr Website
Neon Mix Hat
Schachenmayr Website
Jacket with Short Sleeves S7387
Schachenmayr Website
Afghan and Pillow Cover
Schachenmayr Website
1819 Cap-Sleeve Sweater
Schachenmayr Website
S8579 Lova
Schachenmayr Website
Mütze mit Rollrand
Schachenmayr Website
Sparkling Scarf
Schachenmayr Website
5933 Fußball-Maskottchen
Schachenmayr Website
S9730 Herren-Rollkragenpullover
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9745 Damen-Mütze / Women's Cap
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9738 Loop
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9725 Dress / Kleid
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9729 Crochet Sweater / Damen-Häkelpullover
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9732 Men's Jacket / Herren-Jacke
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9737 Poncho / Damen-Poncho
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9743 Damen-Rollkragenpullover
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9740 Cape
Schachenmayr Magazin 019, Merino Basic Moments
S9823 Stola
Schachenmayr Magazin 020, Everyday Moments
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