Brand: Kate Davies & Fyberspates
Product name: Àrd-Thìr
Category: Aran worsted 10 ply
Composition: 60% Peruvian Highland Wool /40% fine Alpaca
Needles: 4.5 – 6mm
Tension/gauge: Approx. 15 – 19 sts to 10cm (4″) using 4.5mm – 6mm needles over stocking stitch
Care: Gentle hand wash in cool water, dry flat.
Àrd-Thìr is a mix of 60% Peruvian highland wool and 40% Alpaca. The yarn’s worsted spinning and carefully blended fibres lend it a wonderfully soft and squishy hand. I love the strength, warmth and softness of alpaca, and bringing this fibre together with a robust and hardy woolly-wool creates a truly lovely yarn to work with and wear. Àrd Thìr is round, smooth, and highly versatile, knitting up into a fabulously smooshy, even fabric. Àrd Thìr means ‘highland’ in Scottish Gaelic. The name is apposite , because this yarn has been designed in, and inspired by, the colours of one highland landscape (the Scottish highlands) but produced in another (the Peruvian highlands).