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ARAN WEIGHT

  • THE CROFT :: SHETLAND COLOURS ARAN

    West Yorkshire Spinners

    THE CROFT :: SHETLAND COLOURS ARAN

    £8.50

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    West Yorkshire Spinners

    THE CROFT :: SHETLAND COLOURS ARAN

    £8.50

    The Croft - Shetland Tweed from West Yorkshire Spinners is a beautiful Aran weight yarn produced from 100% Shetland Island wool. Shetland fibre is celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength. The wool is sourced directly from Jamieson & Smith of Shetland. 

     

    • 100grams/166metres/182 yards
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended Needles: 5.0mm
    • Gauge - 18sts x 24rows = 10cm
    • Care: Machine wash on 30° and lay flat to dry

    The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. The Croft has a soft and silky handle that retains a lot of durability particularly suited to our new tweed collection.

    Crofting is integral to the landscape, cultural heritage and social economy of the Shetland Islands. It bonds people and places in a unique way, preserving livelihoods and age old traditions.

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  • THE CROFT - Shetland Tweed

    West Yorkshire Spinners

    THE CROFT - Shetland Tweed

    £8.50

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    West Yorkshire Spinners

    THE CROFT - Shetland Tweed

    £8.50

    The Croft - Shetland Tweed from West Yorkshire Spinners is a beautiful Aran weight yarn produced from 100% Shetland Island wool. Shetland fibre is celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength. The wool is sourced directly from Jamieson & Smith of Shetland. 

     

    • 100grams/166metres/182 yards
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended Needles: 5.0mm
    • Gauge - 18sts x 24rows = 10cm
    • Care: Machine wash on 30° and lay flat to dry

    The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. The Croft has a soft and silky handle that retains a lot of durability particularly suited to our new tweed collection.

    Crofting is integral to the landscape, cultural heritage and social economy of the Shetland Islands. It bonds people and places in a unique way, preserving livelihoods and age old traditions.

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  • SHEEPISH ARAN

    Ginger's Hand Dyed

    SHEEPISH ARAN

    £18.50

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    Ginger's Hand Dyed

    SHEEPISH ARAN

    £18.50

    Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish Aran is a delicious Aran weight and oh so soft. Made from the fleece of British Bluefaced Leicester sheep, this yarn is 100% British. Made from British fibre, spun in England, and dyed in Edinburgh; this yarn is truly a product of the U.K.

    Whether you are using Sheepish DK for colourwork, a cardigan, blanket, shawl or hat, this yarn is sure to impress!

    Hand dyed in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • 100grams/166metres/182yards
    • 100% British Bluefaced Leicester
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended needles: 5.0mm
    • Tension: 18sts x 24rows = 10cm
    • Care: Hand wash in tepid water and lay flat to dry. Some shades may bleed, so add a splash of vinegar to the bath when combining shades.
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  • Masham Mayhem Aran

    Ginger's Hand Dyed

    Masham Mayhem Aran

    £22.00

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    Ginger's Hand Dyed

    Masham Mayhem Aran

    £22.00

    Ginger’s Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem Aran is an incredibly lofty and bouncy double knitting weight wool. This yarn is 100% British, and oh so soft! Made from British fibre, spun in England, and dyed in Edinburgh; this yarn is truly a product of the U.K.

    Whether you are using the Masham Mayhem for colourwork, a cardigan, blanket, shawl or hat, this bouncy and cuddle-worthy yarn is sure to impress!

    Hand dyed in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • 100grams/160metres/175yards
    • 75% British Bluefaced Leicester, 25% British Masham
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended needles: 5.0mm
    • Care: Hand wash in tepid water and lay flat to dry. Some shades may bleed, so add a splash of vinegar to the bath when combining shades.
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  • Peppermint Candy Vintage Winter Jumper Kit

    Ginger Twist Studio

    Peppermint Candy Vintage Winter Jumper Kit

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    Ginger Twist Studio

    Peppermint Candy Vintage Winter Jumper Kit

    £122.00

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    For years I have dreamed of my ultimate Christmas jumper and never found a suitable pattern. When I was given the opportunity to enter the hand knit Christmas jumper contest on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas in 2017, I began designing and knitting furiously.

    This jumper has a more vintage fit with its cropped body, stripes and colourwork add a bit of whimsy and fun. As the jumper is worked in Aran weight, it also a relatively quick knit. This jumper is knit in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves are knitted first and set aside, then the body. The sleeves are then joined to the body and the yoke is worked in the round to completion. This listing includes the yarn required for my latest peppermint candy inspired version.

    The PDF pattern that will be emailed to you. Or if you would like the pattern added to your Ravelry library, please provide your Ravelry Username in the 'order notes.'

    Materials Required :: Yarn Included for Your Chosen Size

    MC (Main body): Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish Aran ‘Trixie Mattel’ (Aran weight; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester; 166metres / 182yards per 100gram skein) x 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins

    CC1 (Ribbing, Stripes and Bobbles): Ginger’s Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem Aran Ladies Night’ (Aran weight; 75% British Bluefaced Leicester 25% British Masham; 160metres / 175yards per 100gram skein) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins

    CC2 (Yoke background): West Yorkshire Spinners 100% Bluefaced Leicester Aran ‘Ecru’ (Aran weight; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester; 166metres / 182yards per 100gram skein) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein

    CC3 (Trees): Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish Aran ‘Oregon’ (Aran weight; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester; 166metres / 182yards per 100gram skein) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skeins

    4.5mm circular / US 7 circular needle 60cm / 24in (80cm / 32in) in length

    4.5mmm circular / US 7 circular needle 80cm / 32in in length for magic loop or DPNs

    4 stitch markers (different colour markers will help to keep track of decreases)

    Tapestry needle

    Waste yarn (smooth cotton recommended)

     

    Gauge

    18 sts and 27 rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4.5mm / US 7 needles

    19 sts and 27 rnds over 10cm / 4in of 1x1 colourwork ribbing worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4.5mm / US 7 needles

     

    Sizes

    Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) This sweater has been designed to fit with between 2.5-5cm (1-2in) negative ease. The sample is shown in Size 2 on a model with a 89cm (35in) bust. The sweater can be worn with zero ease or a little positive ease for a more casual or boxy look.

    Following are the finished bust measurements 

    Size 1: 31inches 
    Size 2: 33.25inches 
    Size 3: 36inches 
    Size 4: 38.25inches 
    Size 5: 40 inches 
    Size 6: 42.25inches

     

     

    Please refer to the schematic for full measurement details so you can choose the best size for you.

     

     

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  • AIRE VALLEY ARAN

    West Yorkshire Spinners

    AIRE VALLEY ARAN

    £5.00

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    West Yorkshire Spinners

    AIRE VALLEY ARAN

    £5.00

    Aire Valley Aran is a wool rich blend of excellent value. This machine-washable British made yarn is perfect for kids knits, blankets, cosy socks and more.

    Produced by West Yorkshire Spinners, a family run business in Keighley, England.

    • 100grams/200metres/219yards
    • 75% Superwash British Wool, 25% Nylon
    • Weight: Technically an Aran weight, but I find that is works best as a worsted weight
    • Recommended needles: 5.0mm
    • Tension: 18 stitches x 24 rows = 10cm on 5.0mm needles
    • Care: Machine Wash 40° and lay flat to dry
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  • BLUEFACED LEICESTER ARAN

    West Yorkshire Spinners

    BLUEFACED LEICESTER ARAN

    £7.50

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    West Yorkshire Spinners

    BLUEFACED LEICESTER ARAN

    £7.50

    Wool from the Bluefaced Leicester sheep is remarkably soft and sheepy. This single breed undyed wool is dripping in natural beauty and makes for wonderful sweaters, hats, mitts, blankets, shawls and more!

    Produced by West Yorkshire Spinners, a family run business in Keighley, England.

    • 100grams/166metres/182yards
    • 100% British Bluefaced Leicester
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended needles: 5.0mm
    • Tension: 18 stitches x 24 rows = 10cm
    • Care: Hand wash in cool and lay flat to dry
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  • Winter Starlight Wrap Kit

    Ginger Twist Studio

    Winter Starlight Wrap Kit

    £80.00

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    Ginger Twist Studio

    Winter Starlight Wrap Kit

    £80.00

    Winter Starlight Wrap kit by Janina Kallio uses 4 skeins of Ginger's Hand Dyed Sheepish Aran in 'Melon Balls on Fire.' This delicious Orange turns out so vibrant on the wool composed of 100% British Bluefaced Leicester. And the lace pattern is relatively easy with just a bit of interest, suitable for an advanced beginner upwards. 

    The pattern will be emailed as a PDF. If you would like this added to your Ravelry library, you must include your Ravelry username in the order notes when you purchase. 

    Your yarn will be posted to you in an adorable Ginger Twist Studio tote bag. 

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  • Super Sheep Aran

    Ginger's Hand Dyed

    Super Sheep Aran

    £18.50

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    Ginger's Hand Dyed

    Super Sheep Aran

    £18.50

    Ginger’s Hand Dyed Super Sheep Aran is a super lofty, bouncy and cuddle-worthy Aran weight friend. The British Bluefaced Leicester has a lovely bounce and is oh so soft. Super Sheep is super suitable for garments, kid’s knits, blankets, cosy shawls and hats.

    Hand dyed in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • 100grams/166metres/182yards
    • 100% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended needles: 5.0mm
    • Tension: 18sts x 24rows = 10cm
    • Care: This yarn is machine washable on cool. Although I always recommend that you hand wash hand dyed yarns. Some shades may bleed, so add a splash of vinegar to the bath. Lay flat to dry, do not tumble dry.
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