It has been a while since I have written a blog post but I figured my boy in a cute hand knit was not a bad way to start.
I recently became a Yarn Ambassador for The Fibre Co. They sent we some gorgeous yarns to play with and of course I fell hard for this one.
Arranmore is an Aran weight tweed made up of 80% Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk. The have recently launched 7 new colourways in their various yarn bases. Liadan is the colourway I have been working with from the Arranmore base. The yarn is produced in County Donegal and to me there is nothing better than a true Donegal tweed. At least that is what I thought until this arrived. Throw in a little bit of cashmere and silk and I definitely have a new favourite. There are 175yds per skein and with two skeins to play with. I knew that I could make a nice garment for Wee Smiler.
Some of you that have been with me for a while will remember the cable detail on this vest as the cable from my first design Stormont. Originally I had wanted to design a vest with this cable but settled for a hat at the time as I felt a garment was a bit daunting. This tweed paired with the cable and a wee smasher to model it couldn’t have been timed any better.
Vests and body warmers are a definite favourite with me in regards to children’s wear. It keeps them warm but not to the point of over heating and their arms are free to move around and get down to playing without those restrictive sleeves.
You can find other Yarn Ambassador’s sharing The Fibre Co new colours and their projects by searching the hastags #tfcbrights and #tfcneutrals. Make sure you check them out!