Aran Wool

Aran Wool is the midway between DK and Chunky, providing a fast growing, medium weight alternative. Perfect for knitting thicker jumpers or cardigans without being too bulky and for warm Autumn & Winter accessories such as oversized scarves and snuggly hats, mitts & cowls.

Traditional woollen Aran wools often have multiple plies (sometimes as many as six or eight strands) which creates a really round yarn making it extremely popular for its ability to produce fantastic stitch definition for cables, moss stitch and other textured pattern effects.

A prime choice for Men’s garments and accessories, Aran wool can create stylish and flattering knits. Amongst crochet lovers this weight of yarn is preferred for creating Afghans and throws with a Swedish Hygge vibe.

It is recommended that Aran wool be knitted or crocheted on US 8 needles and hooks, of which you’ll find a superb range of in our collection of knitting needles and hooks. From birch to bamboo, metal to plastic, straight to circular we’ve got your preference covered! But don’t forget to check needle recommendations on your chosen pattern as different stitches, garment styles and fabric densities will call for different sizes!

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Aran, Aran or Aran?

Aran is a term with multiple meanings and a rich history: it can refer to a particular style of sweater, cable stitch patterns, a natural cream color…and in this case a thickness of yarn (influenced by the style of Fisherman’s sweater). As you can imagine, it does sometimes cause a bit of confusion as to which definition crafters are referring to when asking for help!

Here at Laughing Hens we pride ourselves on bringing you, our valued customers, the best selection of high quality yet affordable Aran wools in natural fibers and broad spectrum of color palettes from your favorite popular brands, including Rowan, Noro, Sublime, Sirdar and King Cole.

Why not browse our extensive pattern catalogue for Aran knitting and crochet inspiration? We aim to give you all of the information you need about yarn quantities, sizes and tools needed for a pattern before you order. So what are you waiting for?!