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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 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.
Aran, or worsted weight, yarn is a 10ply yarn. Its normally knit with needles between 4.5 and 5.5 mm. For more information on which needles or hooks to use with this yarn, check out our crochet hook size guide or knitting needle size guide.
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.
Learn more about worsted weight yarn with our guide.
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.
Aran cotton yarn is a great choice for crocheted or knitted washcloths. We have cotton worsted weight yarn in a huge range of colours.
Browse our excellent range of worsted wool today, which is sourced from some of the world’s finest of suppliers. We offer free UK delivery when you spend over £75 with us. So you can stock up on supplies for less!
Want to find out more about this particular type of wool? Check out our complete guide to worsted weight yarn.