This blog post is designed as a useful resource for inspiration for a specific yarn. There are projects that use it, and patterns that call for it. It's so handy to have all this in one place!
Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere. If they're only available on Ravelry we will say that, but not link to it.
Askham Aran is soft, dreamy yarn that is such a joy to work with and wear - it creates a warm, fluffy, and drapey fabric which can feel heavy to work with but is still lovely and light to wear. The gentle sheen shows through the alpaca fluff, meaning that stitch definition is not crisp but is still visible.
The first part of this blog post will give you patterns that specifically call for Askham Aran and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn. Do you have a project in Askham Aran that you would like us to include? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with an image and the pattern information and we will add it. This page will grow over time as more designs are released and more projects finished!
For most of the designs released since 2018 you can find links to social media for the designers and publications on the Design Collaboration page HERE.
A lovely soft hat, knitted in the round with a repetitive cable design. The pattern is written in four sizes; baby to large adult, to fit 40.5 - 61 cm (16 - 24”) head. The two smallest sizes will use a single skein of Askham Aran but the larger two sizes use two skeins.
New Wave Cowl by Helen Boreham - Apricot Tulip
This pattern is a free download available on Ravelry only. It is a lovely quick make using a single skein.
Hat (name TBC) by Sarah McFall - Apricot Tulip
This gorgeous crocheted hat pattern is in development!
Kingsley by Andrea Mowry - Larkspur
A great unisex hat pattern that can be made using a single skein of aran yarn. The pattern features options for a fitted look or more slouchy style.
Woodwardia by Lydia Gluck - Steel
Initially released in Pom Pom Issue 28: Spring 2019, this pattern is also available in the book Ready Set Raglan: Pullover Patterns for Every Knitter. The pattern is written for 10 sizes with chest size 92.5 - 202cm (36½ - 79½ in) to be worn with approx. 20 - 30cm / 8 - 12 in positive ease. This design will need between 730 and 1720m depending on the size (between five and eleven skeins).
Mega Pom Beanie by Toni Lipsey - Whirlpool
A quick, simple crochet make that uses less than one skein. The pattern has six sizes from Newborn to Adult.
Wide Ribbed Beanie by Woolly Wormhead - Stonecrop held double with Eldwick Lace in Drizzle.
A free pattern available on the Woolly Wormhead website. The hat uses a maximum of 150m yarn. The pattern recommends Aran or Chunky yarn. Using Aran held double with a Eldwick Lace you will need 150m of each yarn.
Cardamom Rose by Baby Cocktails - Red Goosefoot
A gorgeous, textured, squishy cowl made in aran. It is a great, easy knit with some quick, satisfying results! You will need three skeins for the full sized version of this.