British Aran yarn

New into the shop is this range of lovely British aran yarn.Picture 032

There are 8 colours, from bright cherry red to warm natural brown.Picture 034Picture 035

I use this yarn in the Barley tea cosy kit, and I can tell you that it is great to knit with, and makes a warm, cosy fabric.

tea cosy knitkit

I have also been crocheting with it, in preparation for a Beginner’s Learn to Crochet class, which I am holding next month.Picture 036

It is smooth and non-splitty and I think it will be easy for the students to work with.Picture 037

It is also great value at £2.95 for a 5og ball, all made in Britain from British wool.  Enough to warm the heart, as well as the tea!










About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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5 Responses to British Aran yarn

  1. creative pixie says:

    Your tea cozy is amazing, I love it… Right I’m off to look at the link for it.

  2. creative pixie says:

    Your link doesn’t work 😦

  3. mumquarr says:

    Your crochet looks so neat xx

  4. madebyewe says:

    Thanks, I’m glad you think so! Hope the students will think so too! xx

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