A Closer Look at Aberfeldy

Posted on October 26, 2015 by Rachel Owen | O Comments

Last week I introduced you to two new yarns from Louisa Harding; Trenzar and Amitola Grande.  Today I thought it might be quite nice to take a closer look at Aberfeldy, Louisa's new Autumn Winter collection for Amitola Grande.


14 knitting projects using Amitola Grande (80% wool, 20% silk; 100g / 250m)


Aberfeldy is named after the Scottish town Aberfeldy which is located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. You can see the Scottish influence throughout this collection in the textured, tweed and herringbone stitches which embrace the nature of this luxurious self striping yarn and even in the name of the patterns.  

There are fourteen knitting patterns in the collection including quick easy accessories, one skein projects and wearable garments to see you through the colder months. All showcase the twelve beautiful shade of this new yarn which has been developed from one of Louisa Harding's best loved yarn, Amitola.



One Skein Projects


Melville & Edradour, shown in Hummingbird (508) and Pitlochry, shown in Sleepy Hollow (525)


Melville (hat) 1 ball  5mm & 6mm needles
Edradour (mitts) 1 ball  6mm & 7mm circular needle (60cm) 
Pitlochry (hat) 1 ball  7mm short circular needle


Gift Knitting


Pitlochry & Stathtay shown in Morgan (523)


Both Pitlochry hat and Stathtay scarf can be knitted using two balls of Amitola Grande making it a great knitting project to give a gift!


One Size Projects


Fortingall, shown in Berries (503) and Fortingall & Melville shown in Parakeet (528)


Fortingall Poncho 4 balls 6mm & 7mm needles
Fortingall Shawl 3 balls 6mm & 7mm needles



Creiff and Glenfarg
Creiff cloak on the left is shown in Winter Rose (520) and uses 3 balls of Amitola Grande. Glenfarg on the right is shown in Amelia (527) and uses 4 balls of Amitola Grande.




Invermay shown in Pumpkin (526) on the left and Iceberg (516) on the right


Size  32 (34, 36, 38, 40.25)" bust
Yarn  Mock cable rib sweater (shown on the left)
4 (4, 5, 5, 5) balls 
Herringbone edge sweater (shown on the right)
4 (5, 5, 5, 6) balls
Needles 5mm & 6mm straight and circular needles


Comrie shown in Sleepy Hollow (525)


Size 32.75 (34.25, 36, 37.5)"
Yarn 5 (5, 6, 6) balls
Needles 5mm & 6mm needles


Madderty shown in Wishes (517) and Fillans shown in Morgan (523) 


Size 33.5 (35.5, 37.75, 40)" 
Yarn 3 (4, 5, 53, 4, 4) balls
Needles 5.5mm,  6mm & 7mm


Size 32 (35.5, 39, 42.25)" bust
Yarn 4 (4, 5, 5) balls of Amitola Grande
Needles 5.5mm & 6mm 


Tay shown in Tango (507)


Sizes 30 (32, 34, 36, 38)"
Yarn long sleeve version, shown above: 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) balls
three quarter sleeve version, shown below: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls
Needles 5mm & 6mm


Amulree & Tay shown in Evira (524)


Sizes 30 (32, 34, 36)"
Yarn 3 (4, 4, 5) balls
Needles 4mm & 5mm


If you fancy trying Amitola Grande for the first time you might also wish to consider Annwn, this lacy shawl uses just one ball, shown here in Hummingbird. Annwn is available a single pattern.



Have fun knitting with Amitola Grande and don't forget to share your knits with us on Instagram using the hashtag #tangledyarnuk We'll feature the best projects on our Community page.


About the Author

Rachel Owen is the owner of Tangled Yarn. As a mother to two teenagers life is never dull! When she's not knitting can be found wandering the Pennines with her faithful cocker spaniel Bailee. Her favourite colour is blue or is it green? And she could sink a ship with the amount of tea she drinks!

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