Aran Weight Yarn

Aran Weight Yarn

At Horncastle Hobby House, we have had over ten years’ worth of experience supplying yarns for crochet, knitting, and needle felting. We pride ourselves on stocking a wide variety of traditional crafts products, including those for children.

Double knitting yarn is available from Woolcraft , Peter Pan, and King Cole , which is ideal for any double knitting pattern. Baby yarn is soft, gentle, washable, and therefore perfect for creations made for the little ones. It comes in neutral colours, as well as bright, fun ones. Katia Yarn Cakes are also very soft and light, with unique gradations of colour.

For a thicker yarn, you might opt for Aran weight yarn, or our range of chunky yarns. On the other end of the scale, we have sock yarn, which is 4 ply, as you would expect for making everyday socks with a wool/nylon content. We stock a large range of knitting and crochet patterns for all ages along with soft toy patterns and knitting needles, bags in fact anything you need to get started.

We also have cotton yarns especially for crochet, as well as supplies for needlecraft, for everyday sewing and embroidery. 

Based in Lincolnshire, we are pleased to keep the tradition of these crafts alive in the modern age. We know the joy that can come from creating your own unique items for yourself, as well as friends and family.

To discover more about our yarn products, please get in touch with us by completing our web contact form, or by emailing us at You can also reach us directly by calling us on 01507 522659, or paying us a visit in person in Horncastle. A member of our team will be glad to help with any questions or advice.

Aran weight yarn is a type of medium-weight acrylic, Wool/acrylic mixor 100% wool yarn which is slightly heavier than worsted yarn. Its extra weight makes it ideal for knitting thicker items such as blankets, jumpers and other winter items of clothing and accessories. Here at Horncastle Hobby House we are delighted to stock Aran weight yarn to keep you knitting in the winter months.

We stock Woolcraft’s ‘blanket-in-a-ball’ Aran yarn which is fantastic for knitting blankets ready for a newborn child. These are available in both blue and pink mix colours. We also offer Aran with wool from brands such as Woolcraft, Robin and Wendy. These are all roughly 75% acrylic and 25% wool and can be bought in a huge variety of different colours from Atlantic blue and cardinal to cream and thistle. You require 2 balls of 400g to make an average adult jumper meaning a lovely warm jumper can be made for less than £20.

All of our Aran weight yarns are ideal for knitting on a 4.5mm needle although some variants are suitable for knitting on smaller needles such as 3.75mm.


Here at Horncastle Hobby House we aim to cover all of our customers’ craft supply needs. With over a decade of experience, we are capable of answering almost any craft question you may have. If you have any queries about our Aran weight yarn please do get in touch with us by phone, email or via our online enquiry form. We look forward to receiving your call and would be delighted to offer you our expert advice and help, with no purchase necessary.