100g and 190 metres per skein.
3.53oz and 208 yards per skein.
20 sts = 1" on US 6, 4mm needles.
18sts = 1" on US 7, 4.5mm needles.
This yarn is something I’ve been hoping to share with you since I first heard about the project, by complete chance through someone my employee Nuala met at a barbecue. We featured another yarn spun in Donegal, the fabulous Fibre Company Arranmore, in the Solas hat pattern, but it’s surprisingly rare to find a classic Donegal tweed spun from Irish wool. This one is entirely made in Ireland from sheep to skein, from 100% Cheviot fibre, and was a project put together by Aisling Clancy for her masters in Design.
We were delighted when Aisling asked, as she’d put her Etsy store on hold, if we’d be interested in selling her remaining stock. Oh yes.
It’s rustic, sheepy and a little crunchy with those classic Donegal nubs of colour. These will be wonderfully warm and hardwearing mittens, and I think they’re the perfect use for a yarn that you might not want to wear around your neck. Sensitive to anything except the softest wools? We still have Arranmore in stock and it would also work perfectly for the Aoibhinn pattern.
Designed in Dublin, Sheared in Wicklow and Expertly Spun by Donegal Yarns.