Tarma is the latest yarn from Fyberspates - hand dyed and gorgeous at only £6.80 per 50g skein. It's perfect for colourwork.
Fibre content: 60% Highland Wool, 40% Superfine Alpaca 65 metres (75 yards) per 50g skein
Recommended needle sizes: 4.5mm - 6mm (US 7-10)
Tarma Aran knits up as a slightly thicker Aran weight, on 5.5mm (US9) needles you can expect a tension of 16 sts and 22 rows to 10cm after blocking. Rib can be knitted on 4mm (US6) - 4.5mm (US7) needles.
Soak in cool water and block on a towel, due to the alpaca content the garments do take a while to dry, so block in a warm place if possible. Do not use leave in wool washes for this yarn as this may encourage the dye to run, a delicate fabric wash is the best option.
Since the skeins are hand dyed they must be alternated every few rows when knitting a larger item.