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Kate Davies Designs

Àrd Thìr

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  • This new aran (heavy worsted) weight yarn, developed in collaboration with Kate Davies and Fyberspates, comes in a range of beautiful shades that have been inspired by the Scottish highland landscapes, and produced in another beautiful highland -Peru.

    Each of the ten shades designed by Kate Davies is a subtle, muted marl; each possesses its own depth and tonal variety; some can be combined into intriguing gradients, and all work together harmoniously as a range.

    Àrd Thìr’s worsted spinning and carefully blended fibres lend it a wonderfully soft and squishy hand. It’s a round, smooth and highly versatile yarn that knits up into a wonderfully warm and even fabric.

    The blend of Peruvian Highland Wool and Alpaca is perfect for texture, cables and colourwork.

    Although Àrd-Thìr is sold as an Aran weight, it can be knitted across quite a broad range of gauges.

  • Ingredients:
    60% Peruvian Highland Wool
    40% Superfine Alpaca

    65m (75yd)


    4.5mm - 6mm (US 7-10)
    15 - 19 sts to 10cm (4") using 4.5mm - 6mm needles over stocking stitch

  • My name is Kate Davies. I live by Scotland’s West Highland Way where I love writing, knitting walking, and swimming in the wonderful landscapes that surround me. I find that each of these activities has a creative and a critical dimension and the best of possible worlds is one in which I productively combine them all.

    Knitting is one of my greatest loves, and in 2010 (when a stroke at the age of 36 ended my academic career)  I began Kate Davies Designs (KDD) creating digital patterns for hand knitters. The business lent me a platform to combine my skills in research, writing and design, and rapidly grew into a small publishing company through which I began to produce my own books. In Colours of Shetland (2012), Yokes (2014), Buachaille: At Home in The Highlands (2015), The Book of Haps (2016), Shetland Oo (2016), Inspired by Islay(2017), Happit (2017), West Highland Way (2018) Shore (2018) and Milarrochy Heids (2018) I bring my passions for historical writing and practical creativity together.  Nothing makes me happier than seeing knitters all over the world enjoying my books and making and wearing my designs.


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