Help with Knitting problems

If you are having any problems with knitting our kits or with our yarn, please contact us by email or phone and we will do our best to help. There is also a knitting blog with Utube videos to help you if you are not sure about different stitches.   We have recently found that

Knitting Basics for our Kits

As many of our kits are bought by novice knitters we decided to put some links to videos here to help if you get stuck. To see the videos just click on the links given in bold letters. Alternatively you can always email us for help; teresa@isleofauskerry.com   CASTING ON METHODS Most casting-on methods begin

Washing our yarn

All of our yarn can be washed on a wool wash in a machine with minimum spin. For those of you who prefer to wash by hand warm water with a mild detergent followed by a gentle squeezing to remove water works well too. Wool garments need to be dried flat and not too fast

Technical information for Knitters

Our 3ply Aran yarn Weight: 100 gram Yardage: 160m =176 yards 50g 80m/78yds Content: 100% wool Gauge: 17 stitches and 23 rows is 10cm with 4.5/Uk7 needles DK 2 ply Weight: 100 gram Yardage: 240m=264yards Content: 100%wool 50g 120m/132yds Knitting Needle Size Conversion Chart for Metric, US and UK sizes. Metric sizes UK sizes US

Cleaning our Felted Products

All of our felted products can be washed on a very gentle wool wash with no spin. They should be dried flat and can be ironed with a cool iron to flatten them. Our table mats and runners can be wiped with a damp cloth to remove dirt and liquids whenever spills occur, or after

Caring for your Sheepskin Rug

Our rugs can be washed many times on a wool wash with no spin. Make sure that you shake any loose dirt from the rug before washing. Dry gently by hanging wool side out in the air and when the wool is dry allow the skin side to be exposed to warm air, but not

Five Ways to Wear Your Auskerry Scarf

So you’ve invested a fair bit of time and effort into completing your Auskerry scarf from our knitting kit and now you are looking for different ways to wear your latest creation. Here we give you five unique ways to wear your scarf. As a side note, wool insulates even when it is wet making

Five ways to wear your Aran Beanie

Perhaps you have been given an Isle of Auskerry Beanie hat or knitted one from one of our kits – we’ve put together some handy tips on how to wear it… Straight up This is the easiest way to style your beanie as you simply just put it on your head. If you are brave