The Colors of Arranmore

Our new yarn Arranmore is available in 18 stunning shades, all of which have names evoking the Irish landscape, language, and history. Donegal, where our mill is located, has a large Irish speaking population, and all of the road signage is listed in both English and Irish. After a short time you do get accustomed to the pronunciation of words that at first glance look impossible to decipher. 

For our Arranmore color names, Daphne chose words that not only would evoke a color association deep within their meaning, but also tried to choose words that, while still recognizably Irish, were easier to pronounce and (mostly!) recognizable for English speakers.

Click through the images above using the arrows to read the story behind each of our Arranmore color names. (Image descriptions may not appear on all mobile devices.)

Is there a color that surprised you, or one that you're dying to knit with that isn't in your usual comfort zone? Get inspired to try something new. In the comments on the blog, let us know which of the colors speaks to you, and we'll choose one winner to receive a skein of their choice of color and a copy of our Lacroagh hat! Contest closes Monday August 15th at 5pm.