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Arranmore Light

This Fiber Co yarn is a lighter gauge version of the original Arranmore that they launched in 2016.

This "light" version features an even more expanded color range making it a great choice if you want to knit some fun, multi color hats and mittens. I have several patterns to support it, including a 3 color hat/mitten set (see mitten pictured below) , a great simple pullover (Bibbe), a cabled hat (see below) and shawl with a simple lace edge that is knit on a US 9!

I also found some interesting patterns online that would be perfect for it . I chose to knit up Fiona, from Ravelry, as shown below in the kelly green. I LIVED in this sweater during shutdown - I knit it longer than the pattern calls for so it is a bit more of a tunic length. So I wore it over yoga pants almost the entire 2 months this spring!!

I used 4.75 skeins - BUT I wanted I sweater I could wear over leggings and be really comfy in so I went up 2" bigger than I usually would in the chest and I knit it 2 repeats longer in length . And since it is an A-line (knit from the top down and it gets bigger around the hips) it is 52" around the bottom circumference and 46" at the chest (usually, I'd knit a 42-44 for myself). So for an ordinary sweater I would only expect to use 3.5 skeins - 4.

Suggested at a gauge of 22 - 24 sts/inch on US 5-6, it is an 80% wool, 10% each of cashmere and silk. The lovely tweediness of the yarn adds depth to even the simplest of stocknette stitch garments!

 

Price: $27.99/sk


Arranmore Light

cronan, st. claire, narin, riveresque, castle

finain, bradan, orla, sunset, shamrock

kinego bay, odhran, maera, corcoran

Ruari, claran, brannagh,malin head


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