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Spun locally by yarn experts in Kilcar, Donegal using 60% fleece raised on Irish farms and 40% virgin wool from NZ to bring softness to the tougher Irish.
This 'original' of the wool store here is a three ply Aran (worsted) weight knitting wool, proudly spun in Donegal since knitting began.
This selection has been chosen and quality checked by Edel. Besides Aran it makes wonderful interior products (Our Ulster Blanket) and knits beautiful in all plain knitting too, stockinette, garter stitch, moss, double moss.
Depending on your project and needle choice it will fall between 14-18 stitches per 4 ins (10 cm) square knitting width, tested on stockinette.
Our needle preference is 5mm for Aran body work with either a 4mm or 4.5 mm needle on bands. Otherwise on stockinette projects 5.5mm is a good gauge.
Yarn will deliver in approx 250gram skeins, or request in notes for a pre- wound delivery for no extra charge.
Yardage 450 yards (410 metres) per 250g
Care as for all wool products, cool wash, non-bio, reshape and dry flat.
To make a crew neck Aran sweater up to a size 44ins chest and 27ins long you will need to purchase four. Most of our sweaters weigh between 800-950 grams in this yarn (4 hanks).
While our sweater patterns are a work in progress, check out the Success scarf or the Love scarf, both aran patterns by Edel at Knitfield Ireland on Ravelry and also the Veronica Poncho pattern on Ravelry. We will be happy to send you a complimentary download of one pattern with a purchase of this yarn.
All dyed colours conform to the EU REACH standard.
Ethically sourced fleece and spun in Donegal for generations.