Exquisitely hand-dyed by Fyberspates, Tarma Aran comes in 20 rich semi-solid shades, this yarn is perfect for cosy sweaters and accessories. The palette has been specially designed to work well for colourwork and the semi-solid shades would also look great knitted in squishy cable patterns.
Tarma Aran knits up as a slightly thicker Aran weight, on 5.5mm (US9) needles you can expect a tension of 16 sts and 22 rows to 10cm after blocking. Ribbing can be knitted on 4mm (US6) or 4.5mm (US7) needles.
For finishing your project it is best to soak in cool water and block on a towel, due to the alpaca content the garments do take a while to dry, so block in a warm place if possible. Do not use leave-in wool washes for this yarn as this may encourage the dye to run, a delicate fabric wash is the best option.
Since the skeins are hand-dyed they must be alternated every few rows when knitting a larger item.
Yarn Weight: Aran
Fibre: 60% Highland Wool, 40% Alpaca
Length: 65m (71yds) - 50g skein
Needle Size: 4.5mm - 6mm (US 7-10)
Gauge:15 - 19 sts = 10cm