Aran Wool & Worsted Yarn
Buy online from our handpicked range of aran knitting wool. Aran wool in the UK has traditionally been used for knitting sweaters, but is perfect for accessories and home items too! We have carefully chosen only those yarns we’d be happy to use ourselves, all offer the knitter superior fibres as we specialise in natural fibre for that special knitting project!
You will also find here worsted weight yarn, this knits up with 18-22 stitches per 10cm on 4-5mm needles, compared to aran wool that will give you 16-20 stitches per 10cm on 4.5-5.5mm knitting needles.
Worsted weight yarn is an American term used to describe wool that is 10 ply. It is fairly more commonly used in American knitting patterns but can substitute with an aran wool, the key as always is to check your tension and knit a swatch before you cast on!