Of course, you don't need to knit a sweater with this yarn - knit anything you like! - but it's been dyed up with sweaters in mind.
- An aran weight sweater is gloriously cosy without being bulky - and it knits up surprisingly quickly. Even the sleeves don't take an eternity each.
- The variegation in this yarn is enough to add a bit of excitement to your knitttng, but won't drown your cables or muddy your colourwork.
- There's been a bit of random dyepot action, which should help reduce the chances of colours pooling. (That randomness does mean that even skeins from the same dyebatch will be a little bit different, so alternating your skeins is a good idea.)
There are twelve colourways - six light, six darker - as well as the undyed yarn. For subtle colourwork you can pair the matching light and dark yarns, or choose a contrasting colour or the white for more impact. You can also try striping light and dark, or making a little rainbow.
Grey: The silver and the glass (light) and Deeper than any goodbye (dark)
Purple/ maroon/ yellow: Where the raspberries grow wild (light) and Summoned up a thundrecloud (dark)
Orange/ red/ rust: LIttle wild bouquet (light) and The cider's laced with acid (dark)
Yellow/ green: Grow us grass and apples there (light) and A big bouquet of cactus (dark)
Blue/ green: Freshly cut tears (light) and The limits of the sea (dark)
Blue/ purple: Deep in the green lilac park (light) and All my ribbons for thee (dark)
The Sweater Quantity discount
Add four or more skeins of Caitin Sweater to your cart and a 20% discount will ~magically ~ appear.
The yarn details
- 100% organic merino wool
- 100g/ 166m per skein
- Produced in South America
- Dyed in the UK
Hand wash in cool water. Dry flat.
Eagle-eared Leonard Cohen fans amongst you may notice that I've taken all of the colourway names from his lovely songs. I had a grand little LC listening-session while I was planning out these colourways, and it stuck!