The Fibre Co. Arranmore
Yarn Weight: aran
Recommended Gauge: 14-17 sts = 4 in/10 cm
Suggested Needles: US 8-10/5-6 mm
Fibre Content: 80% Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% silk
Skein: 175 yards/160 meters per 100g skein
Construction/Texture: tweedy plied woolen spun
Where I got it: Fibre Co. sent me a sample skein.
Needles I used: Hiya Hiya sharps US 7/4.5 mm
Blocked Gauge I got: 16.5 sts/29 rows = 4"/10 cm
My Thoughts: This yarn is an unusual combination in that it has the look of a very classic tweed, but it's incredibly soft and cuddly.
What I might design with it: I crocheted a very simple beanie for my husband and he's been wearing it under his bike helmet all winter. The surface of the fabric has gotten a bit fuzzy, but not pilly and he loves it. (When this yarn first arrived, he said it was the coolest yarn he'd ever seen, so I think this color, Cronan, could be a great one for the fellas.) I really want a cardigan with a big, cozy collar - this needs to be right on my skin.
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P.S. I heard there's a new lighter weight version of this yarn coming soon!