This newest yarn from The Fiber Co is a wool blend with 10% silk and 10% cashmere. It is a lovely tweed that is not so distinctly "speckled" as some tweeds and rather more blends in to provide a bit of color and textural variation!
REcommended at 3.5 - 4.25 sts/inch ona US 8-10 needle, each 100 gm skein packs a whopping 175 yards.
The hat below took less than a skein and is a pattern designed specifically for this yarn.
Lucy Avery knit the sweater shown below for her daughter (and modeled by her daughter). It is thumbs up on the sweater and the yarn! Lucy loved knitting it. The pattern is on Ravelry and is called Wild Atlantic Way by Megan Kelley.
The next three photos show other classic designs that were designed for this yarn. The turtleneck and the simple cabled pullover would take 5 sks for the majority of my customers.....the yoked sweater requires more skeins because, well, colorwork always takes more skeins! The designs you see are classic because if you are spending $150 to knit a sweater you want to wear it a lot! And we have all discussed the point that of the 5 Arranmore sweaters I have here on display right now (thru Mar 7th, 17) each is such a classic design that they could have been worn 10 years ago, today and will still be wearable in a decade! So if you pick a classic design that can be thrown on with jeans as easily as dressed up with nice pants and a scarf, you will get so much wear out of the garment that the $150 outlay up front will be more worthwhile than a $70 sweater you won't wear nearly as often!
So treat yourself to a lovely knitting experience and add a classic garment to your wardrobe with this yarn!
Be sure to click on the photos of the colors below to enlarge so you can see the interesting colors more clearly....