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Inspired by the breath-taking scenery of Ireland, Arranmore Light yarn is spun in a mill that traces its roots to the homespun tweed industry of 19th century County Donegal.

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The Yarn

Made with love, in Ireland

A tweedy blend of fine Merino wool, cashmere and silk

This DK-weight yarn blends cashmere and silk with fine Merino wool to create an authentic tweed yarn in a colour palette reminiscent of the wild Irish coastlands for makers who appreciate the best of luxury and tradition.

The Origin
why we chose Arranmore Light

Arranmore Light, a Tradition
like no other

Arranmore Light,
a Tradition like no other

Some yarns begin with an idea, some begin with a place, Arranmore Light began with a tradition.

The Beginning

When The Fibre Co. Founder Daphne began researching the creation of a new yarn, she knew that she wanted to celebrate the rich vein of history rooted in Ireland, home of the world famous Donegal Tweed with a yarn that remained true to the spirit of this tradition.

The Mill

Although there are many mills which claim to be part of the tweed heritage, Daphne’s research revealed just one that made a truly authentic tweed yarn, and when she found it in County Donegal, she knew she had discovered the means to creating a very special yarn.

The Palette

To create the vibrant shades, each of the fibres were dyed separately in saturated colours before being mixed together. These pre-dyed fibres are mixed together in often unusual and unexpected combinations to create a depth of colour which can’t be achieved any other way.

The Beginning

When The Fibre Co. Founder Daphne began researching the creation of a new yarn, she knew that she wanted to celebrate the rich vein of history rooted in Ireland, home of the world famous Donegal Tweed with a yarn that remained true to the spirit of this tradition.

The Mill

Although there are many mills which claim to be part of the tweed heritage, Daphne’s research revealed just one that made a truly authentic tweed yarn, and when she found it in County Donegal, she knew she had discovered the means to creating a very special yarn.

The Palette

To create the vibrant shades, each of the fibres were dyed separately in saturated colours before being mixed together. These pre-dyed fibres are mixed together in often unusual and unexpected combinations to create a depth of colour which can’t be achieved any other way.

The Kits

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The Perfect Yarn For
Sweaters/Pullovers

Pictured: One Sweater DK
Designed By: Becky Baker
Uses 2-7 hanks of Arranmore Light

Cardigans

Pictured: Stepping Stones
Designed By: Rebecca McKenzie
Uses 4-8 hanks of Arranmore Light

Vests

Pictured: Cherry Bark (Crew Neck)
Designed By: Sarah Hatton
Uses 2-5 hanks of Arranmore Light

Shawls

Pictured: Abuelito Shawl
Designed By: Melanie Berg
Uses 4 hanks of Arranmore Light

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Luxe Knitting Gift Bundle No. 3
in Arranmore Light

Luxe Knitting Gift Bundle No. 3 in Arranmore Light

Abuelito is a triangular shawl, knit from the top down in 3 coordinating colours using a tuck stitch pattern that makes a subtle striped fabric. The lace border is knit in the main colour creating a beautiful rustic finish. Designed by Melanie Berg.

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4 Hanks of Arranmore Light

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The perfect gift to give your BFF – Best Fibre Friend!

Luxe Knitting Gift Bundle No. 3
in Arranmore Light

Luxe Knitting Gift Bundle No. 3 in Arranmore Light

Abuelito is a triangular shawl, knit from the top down in 3 coordinating colours using a tuck stitch pattern that makes a subtle striped fabric. The lace border is knit in the main colour creating a beautiful rustic finish. Designed by Melanie Berg.

"A beautiful tweed yarn with an interesting story."

A 3-part video series on the origin of Arranmore Light and the transformation from yarn, to sweater. 

Stockist Testimonials

A stockist story from Spun

"I'm a sucker for color, and when my eyes landed on Arranmore Light, I couldn't turn away!"

Spun staff member Kate just finished knitting her Mariechen (designed by Isabell Kraemer) out of Arranmore Light. After an initial color quandary, she thoroughly enjoyed the project: 

“My difficulty was picking which color to use: The subtle flecks in Riveresque that create a light blue with depth? The rich saturation in Meera that made me want to dive in? Finally I settled on the vivid melange of orange and pink that Orla provided, and the color kept me happy the whole time I was knitting my cardigan.”
 
And Spun’s Amanda just launched into her Cadadh (designed by Kate Davies), opting for the beautiful neutral Tallach so that her piece would have broad appeal:
 
“I am loving it! Arranmore Light is the perfect balance of rustic and luxury.”
 
“I love that the cashmere and silk add a softness to the yarn without distracting from the wooly core. It’s sturdy without being stiff, and it’s gentle on my hands, thanks to the stretch in the wool. I look forward to wrapping myself in this cozy shawl on a chilly day.”

Lovingly knitted by Co-Owner Anina and constantly borrowed by Co-Owner Lindsay to wear around the store, the classic tweed look followed by “it’s merino, cashmere & silk!” has it passed around between coworkers and customers on a regular basis.

Ours is striking in black Malin Head, but it’s a crowd-pleasing palette to choose from, from the cozy flannel greys and denims to the juicy brights and jewel tones. Thank you Arranmore Light for being an authentic Donegal tweed that is as pleasurable to knit and wear as it is to look at!

A stockist story from Urban Yarns

"Arranmore Light is the reason behind one of Urban Yarns' most-tried-on (and most-knitted!) store samples of the past several years!"

Discover why the Bibbe dolman-sleeve pullover by Meghan Kelly is a popular design at Urban Yarns!

A stockist story from Spun

"I'm a sucker for color, and when my eyes landed on Arranmore Light, I couldn't turn away!"

Spun staff member Kate just finished knitting her Mariechen (designed by Isabell Kraemer) out of Arranmore Light. After an initial color quandary, she thoroughly enjoyed the project: 

“My difficulty was picking which color to use: The subtle flecks in Riveresque that create a light blue with depth? The rich saturation in Meera that made me want to dive in? Finally I settled on the vivid melange of orange and pink that Orla provided, and the color kept me happy the whole time I was knitting my cardigan.”
 
And Spun’s Amanda just launched into her Cadadh (designed by Kate Davies), opting for the beautiful neutral Tallach so that her piece would have broad appeal:
 
“I am loving it! Arranmore Light is the perfect balance of rustic and luxury.”
 
“I love that the cashmere and silk add a softness to the yarn without distracting from the wooly core. It’s sturdy without being stiff, and it’s gentle on my hands, thanks to the stretch in the wool. I look forward to wrapping myself in this cozy shawl on a chilly day.”
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