Aran Wool – Black Tweed


3 in stock


Aran Knitting Wool is ideal for creating your authentic Aran sweater, scarves and hats.

Kerry Woollen Mills is one of the last surviving traditional woolen mills still manufacturing in the beautiful Kerry countryside of Ireland.  Established over 300 years ago to alleviate local poverty, the mill drew on the adjacent River Gweestin for the power to drive its machinery and the water to wash and dye its wool.  The mill was bought by the Eadie family in 1904 who had previously been in the woolen manufacturing business for many years in Fermanagh and Scotland and continues under the fourth generation of family ownership to this day.

The mill is set in a rural location with many of the three hundred year old buildings still standing and functional!  The machinery has of course changed many times over the years!

Today the company focuses on serving niche markets with products from natural fibres in classic and traditional styles and colours.  In such a rapidly changing world their customers get from Kerry Woollen Mills products that will last, give warmth and pleasure, and link them to their natural heritage and long established skills.

100% Pure New Wool from Ireland
(completely organic except for required inoculations!)

365 yards / 333 meters
200 gram skein
3 Ply Aran Weight

4 stitches/inch on US 8 needles (5.0mm)

Hand Wash Separately in Cool Water
Dry Flat

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Our quality and source guarantee:
We are happy to guarantee that our Aran knitting wool is 100% made by us, at our family run business,  Kerry Woollen Mills, located near Killarney, Ireland.  First we dye the fleece, then blend and card it before spinning and plying it.  The  wool is washed after hanking to give a softer and fuller handle.  Typically the fleck/tweed yarns have a recipe of over 10-15 different colourways.  Irish Aran knitting yarns are ideal  for creating your authentic Aran sweater, scarves and hats.

Some Aran stitch descriptions and their meanings to design and reflect your own story:

  • Cable Stitch – most common, reflecting the luck of the Irish
  • Diamond Stitch – symbolises wealth and wellbeing
  • Honeycomb Stitch – represents work and effort
  • Ladder of life – symbolises health and your path of life
  • Moss Stitch – reflecting nature and the tapestry of island fields
  • Tree of Life Stitch – represents family and heritage
  • Trellis Stitch – represents success (to date and to come)
  • Trinity/Blackberry Stitch – represents God
  • Zig Zag Stitch – entwining love and promises