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ARAN WEIGHT

  • THE CROFT - Shetland Tweed
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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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  • BRIGANTIA LUXURY ARAN
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    Brigantia

    BRIGANTIA LUXURY ARAN

    £7.75

    Based in Hebden Bridge, this British company sure do make a nice solid Aran weight in a fantastic range of shades. This yarn is a great work horse yarn at an affordable price point. Whether you desire a sweater, blanket, a cosy shawl, or want to take up some fair isle; this yarn is very versatile. The array of colours is wonderful with some very wearable shades.

    Produced in Yorkshire, England.                               

    • 100grams/140metres/153yards
    • 100% Pure Wool
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended Needles: 5.0mm
    • Tension: 16 stitches x 23 rows = 10cm
    • Care: Hand wash in cool and lay flat to dry
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  • THE CROFT :: SHETLAND COLOURS ARAN
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    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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  • SHEEPISH ARAN :: BRITISH BLUEFACED LEICESTER
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    Ginger's Hand Dyed

    SHEEPISH ARAN :: BRITISH BLUEFACED LEICESTER

    £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 :: BRITISH BLUEFACED LEICESTER & MASHAM
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    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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  • BLUEFACED LEICESTER ARAN
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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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  • HANDSPUN BY ALEC
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    Alec

    HANDSPUN BY ALEC

    £22.00

    Locally handspun yarns by Alec come in 100grams hanks as a single ply wool. These are a real special treat, and I'm delighted to stock this wee range in my shop. Soft and snuggle-worthy, 1 skein would make a fab hat or a pair of mitts. This is not a set thickness, and has a real handspun look, going from thick to a bit thinner. I would treat it as something around the double knitting or Aran weight family.
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  • 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
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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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  • ALPACA BLUEFACED LEICESTER ARAN
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    New Leaf Yarns

    ALPACA BLUEFACED LEICESTER ARAN

    £21.00

    This is a versatile blend from New Leaf Yarns which is super soft next to the skin but has structure and bounce from the Blue Faced Leicester.
    • 100grams/approx 180metres/approx 197yards 
    • 70% British Alpaca, 30% British Bluefaced Leicester
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended needles: 5.0mm
    • Care: Hand wash in tepid water and lay flat to dry. 
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  • HALO HONEY ARAN :: BRITISH WENSLEYDALE
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    Ginger's Hand Dyed

    HALO HONEY ARAN :: BRITISH WENSLEYDALE

    £19.00

    Ginger’s Hand Dyed Halo Honey Aran is a beautiful Aran weight wool with a whole lot of halo! The bloom on this yarn is truly amazing. Made from the fleece of British Wensleydale 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 Halo Honey Aran for colourwork, a cardigan, blanket, shawl or hat, this yarn is sure to impress!

    Hand dyed in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • 100grams/166metres/182yards
    • 100% British Wensleydale
    • Weight: Aran
    • Recommended Needles: 5.0mm
    • Tension: 18sts x 24rows = 10cm
    • Care: 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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  • STURDY SPLENDOR ARAN :: FALKLANDS MERINO & SILK
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    Ginger Twist Studio

    STURDY SPLENDOR ARAN :: FALKLANDS MERINO & SILK

    £23.00

    GInger's Hand Dyed Sturdy Splendor Aran is a dreamy blend of Falklands Merino and silk. So soft with a beautiful round spin, this Aran weight yarn is suitable for baby knits along with adult garments and accessories. 

    Hand dyed in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    • 100grams/175metres/191yards
    • 75% Falklands Merino, 25% Silk
    • 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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