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Kate Davies Ard-Thir Yarn Project Ideas

We're pleased to introduce you to Ard-Thir, a beautiful Aran weight (heavy worsted) yarn, and Kate Davies' newest creation!

Ard-Thir's carefully blended fibers create a yarn SO soft and SO squishy that it is sure to make your needles string... err, sing! It's a round, smooth, and highly versatile yarn that knits up into a wonderfully warm and even fabric, great for texture, cables, and colorwork.

Ard-Thir, Scottish Gaelic for 'highland', is produced in one highland landscape (Peru!), while inspired by another (Scotland!). When you gaze upon Ard Thir, there is no shortage of knit-spiration!

The Scottish winter landscape is often thought to be drained of color, but if you look carefully, you'll discover a mix of many interesting shades: from the deepening russet tones of bracken-covered hillsides, to the luminous hues of lichen hanging from bare branches, from the glancing orange glow of sunlight across high rocky peaks, to the extraordinarily rich color of a sealoch under a leaden February sky. Each of Kate's ten shades is a subtle, muted marl - each possesses its own depth and tonal variety. Some colors can be combined into intriguing gradients, and all work together harmoniously, as a range!

Additionally, Ard-Thir is sold as an Aran weight, but can be knit across a broad range of gauges - talk about versatile!

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Gauge (sts. / inch):
Physical Weight:
Primary Fiber:
Secondary Fiber:
Specific Fiber:
60% Peruvian Highland Wool, 40% Superfine Alpaca
US Needle:
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Heavy Worsted/Aran (16-18 sts/4 in)
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Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Put Up:
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Suggested Patterns

The weight of Ard-Thir yarn is heavy worsted/aran (16-18 sts/4 in). Here are some patterns written for heavy worsted/aran (16-18 sts/4 in) weight yarn. Check out our advanced pattern search page to see all patterns. Remember you should always measure your gauge prior to beginning any project!

You can also use our knitting calculator to estimate your project's yarn requirements.

If you do not see a pattern you like, choose from one of the options below to find other ideas.

1. Search other weights:

2. Go to the advanced pattern search to find compatible patterns.

3. For additional ideas, you could look at some projects we created with Heavy Worsted/Aran (16-18 sts/4 in) yarn.