Thursday, July 18, 2019

Arranmore Light

It is going to be a busy fall in the store with a lot of new yarn.
Here are better photos of the new colours of Arranmore Light that are coming in August. We used Arranmore Light to make the Library Vest and love the yarn.
Inspired by the breathtaking scenery of Ireland’s Northern Headlands, Arranmore Light yarn is spun in a mill that traces its roots to the homespun tweed industry of 19th century County Donegal. A finer weight than the popular Arranmore, Arranmore Light blends cashmere and silk with a fine merino wool to create an authentic tweed yarn of the finest quality. With a colour palette reminiscent of the wild Irish coastlands, Arranmore Light was designed for makers appreciating the best of luxury and tradition.

There is a new fingering weight yarn on the way from Erika Knight called Wool Local.

An intimate blend of pure British Bluefaced Leicester and fine Masham

The catalyst for creating my own yarn collection was to support the British heritage of textile mills and to promote native sheep breeds.
From fleece to finished yarn in less than 50 miles, Wool Local is both authentically British and environmentally sustainable. Starting at the British wool auction in Bradford, the wool is scoured, combed, spun, dyed, steamed and hanked in the county of Yorkshire.
An intimate blend of luxurious Bluefaced Leicester and hardwearing Masham, in a fine 4ply weight, this is a truly local wool, with its roots in the heartland of British textile manufacturing.
Made in England
100g hank
100% British wool
approx. 450m/492yds
28 sts & 36 rows = 10cm/4in
needles 3.25mm/US 3
There are six colours and the yarn is perfect for shawls and sweaters. And the news gets even better - the yarn is $22.50 a skein.
An edge to edge cardigan, with longer back featuring asymmetrical cable patterns and long open side vents. The slim sleeves feature a long rib cuff and central diamond pattern, and the fronts have a decorative cable braid and rib bands, which are picked up after seaming and knitted in K2, P2 rib. 
This is Brodrick. The cardigan takes 3-5 skeins.

I was up at 5am to watch The Open. I wanted to knit but that isn't the hour to be knitting on something that requires counting and fancy stitches. I finished a Log Cabin square and cast on another. Tonight I hope to work on Perfect Blend. My first clue is finished and it's time to start the next one.

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