Looking for an Irish yarn made with 100% Wool? Studio Donegal Irish Heather yarn is sturdy and rustic with a good feel in the hand. This beautiful 3-ply aran weight 100% wool is scoured, milled and dyed in Ireland. The shades in this range are inspired by the rustic hues of the west coast of Ireland.Needle Size: US 8, 5mm
Studio Donegal began its life as an idealistic project to preserve the tradition of hand weaving, when machine weaving was introduced across the tweed industry in Ireland in the 1960s, hand weaving went into rapid decline. Initially engaged as manager, Kevin Donaghy later bought out the operation from parent company Connemara Fabrics. It has been passed on to a second generation of the Donaghy family, Tristan and his wife Anne now run the business, adhering to the original dream of protecting a traditional heritage craft.
All Studio Donegal products are 100% hand woven, 100% hand made, 100% made in Ireland. Using only 100% wool, a fantastically sustainable material, sourced mostly in the form of yarn spun by Donegal Yarns, located in the village of Kilcar, Ireland.
Project Suggestions: This yarn is squishy and round and is a perfect choice for sweaters, hats, mittens and more. Below are just some of our current favorite suggestions.
Alpenglühen Sweater by Isabell Kraemer (Such beautiful cables!)
Fern and Feather Pullover by Jennifer Steingass
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