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Aireado or Aereo

These lovely mostly alpaca, with merino and a touch of nylon ( a binder is needed for this type of yarn construction) yarns by Plymouth (Airado) and Cascade (Aereo) are so soft and airy you will love it for cozy, warm and lightweight accessories and garments that knit at a heavy worsted to bulky gauge!

That's right, they can be knit anywhere from 3 - 4 sts/inch on US 9-10.5, depending on what you're knitting and what fabric you like. But because of the way they are constructed, you get a whopping 283 yards in a skein for Airado and 240 for Aereo.

I stock both because to get the range of colors I like, I need both brands even tho' their yardage is a bit different!

I knit the tunic length sweater seen in the right sidebar using 3.5 sks. Had I not made it so long, I'm sure I could have gotten away with 3 sks. And while I really wanted the cowl/funnel neck for its' coziness, you could easily do just 4-8 rows of garter stitch around the neckline for a scoop neck if you didn't want the cowl neckline.

At just $19.99 per skein, that's a bargain for a luxury yarn. It took just 1/2 skein of Airado to knit the cowl featured in the right sidebar (pattern from ravelry), so you could either knit 2 of this cowl or one cowl and a hat with just 1 skein.

Price/sk: $19.99

Aireado or Aereo

Aireado

light grey, cream, light brown


Aireado

dark grey, dark brown

brick, garnet, plum, navy, blue

 

gold heather, purple haze heather, teal blue heather

Aireado

206, 203, 201

 


Solid Color
Aireado