Aran wool is one weight heavier than our popular Double Knit yarns. It is also known as Worsted weight yarn and sometimes referred to as fisherman’s wool, due to its origination in the Celtic Aran Islands. Aran weight yarn is a great medium weight choice for those who are crafting jumpers, baby blankets or scarves. We’d recommend partnering it up with a 4mm or 5mm knitting needle or crochet hook.
Worsted weight yarn is thicker than DK yarn and thinner than bulky or chunky yarn. This yarn weight can be used for any number of items including jumpers, hats, scarves and slipper socks. Garments knit with Aran or worsted weight yarn will be thick and warm- great for extra cold weather.
Quick projects: Aran weight wool will knit up quickly, so it’s great for people who want a quick project. You’ll see your progress build up in no time.
Larger projects: Because Aran weight wool knits up so quickly, it’s great for larger projects such as blankets.
Extra cosy: Heavier weights of yarn tend to knit up into warmer, cosier garments.
Lots of colours: Our Aran weight yarns come in a wide range of colours. Choose between solid colours, variegated colours, and even speckles.
Merino Aran wool
Merino is a super soft wool that is very popular for hand knitters. Aran or worsted merino yarn will make very comfortable garments that can be worn against the skin.
Cotton Aran yarn
Aran cotton yarn is a great choice for crocheted or knitted washcloths. We have cotton worsted weight yarn in a huge range of colours.
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