We have had Tarma Aran for quite some time now and it proved an instant hit. Our first delivery did not hang around long. I think that's why this new yarn introduction post slipped my mind. Well I think it's is fair to say that Tarma Aran will be here to stay so let's find out more about it.

Tarma Aran is a rich hand dyed aran weight blend of 60% Highland Wool, 40% Superfine Alpaca. The range of semi-solid shades are exactly what you would expect from a Fyberspates yarn. One of their strengths is their colours. Vibrant jewel tones with interesting tonal variation throughout.

The combination of fibres creates a sturdiness from the Highland Wool and a sheen and softness from the Superfine Alpaca. I can see this yarn being knit into all sorts of things. Warm colourwork jumpers, soft squishy cable designs and inviting accessories. Each skien is 50g so great for multicoloured projects. Its also a good beginners yarn as it knits on 4.5mm - 6mm (US 7-10) needles. A good size for those looking for a finer yarn then the super chunky.

We are head over heels with it, so here are a few project ideas for inspiration.

image - Jeni Hewlett

Tendancy Cowl (link to ravelry) by Jeni Hewlett

This cosy infinity cowl is designed for Tarma Aran by Fyberspates owner Jeni Hewlett. Starting with a provisional cast on it's finished with a seamless Kitchener stitch. The design is created with a simple slip stitch. Knit in 6 skeins of Tarma Aran it looks nice and warm.

image - Lauren McElroy

Cake Leggings (link to designers website) by Lauren McElroy

These leggings look amazing! Perfect for chilly days. Seamlessly knit from the top down so you can try them on as you knit. They look really fun to make and to wear.

image - Toni Lipsey

Sweater Weather Cardi (link to designers website) by Toni Lipsey

This elegant long crochet cardigan is super stylish. A great layer for colder months. Crocheted in an all over textured stitch for an interesting make. With pockets, rolled cuffs and a simple open collar.

image - maliha

Almina (link to ravelry) by Lisa Hannes

A strong graphic cable covers this comfy shawl. This triangular shape is worked from tip to long edge and ends in with a ribbed border. The thought of an aran weight shawl sounds very appealing and this one looks fun to knit.