Rec needle/hook size: 5mm
Tension/gauge: 18 sts x 24 rows
Jewelspun Aran is a brand new yarn for Autumn/Winter 2019 from Sirdar. It comes in six stunning multi-coloured shades and each 200g ball has 500m of yarn so it goes an awfully long way. The yarn is 100% acrylic – ideal for home accessories or for anyone who can’t wear wool. Keep to one shade for your project or mix the shades up to incorporate even more colour.
Sirdar is a brand with a rich heritage
The original spinning company was established in 1880 by the Harrap brothers, Tom and Henry. With only a handful of employees, the brothers set out to create a good name for themselves and to produce high quality products. Ten years later the business moved to the site it currently occupies in Alverthorpe, Wakefield. By 1934 the company was being run by Tom’s son Fred and he decided that the future of the business should be dedicated to spinning hand knitting yarns and selling them directly to independent retailers. Consequently he needed a strong brand name and chose Sirdar, meaning leader, after Lord Kitchener’s appointment as Sirdar of the Egyptian Army. This was the start of a passion to create inspiring yarns in great colours and to design hand knits that were both enjoyable to knit and stylish to wear. The first Sirdar yarns and leaflets were launched at that time and since then the brand has gone from strength to strength.
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