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Mutally Assured Destruction - The Cheviot Cavalry Aran - Superwash Cheviot


Cheviot is often the wool that is used in Scottish tweeds. It's a dense, lofty and hardy wool from a hill breed of sheep used to living in windy conditions. It is very much under rated in the hand knitting world but is suitable for knitting, well anything! 

Compared to merino, the most widely dyed wool in the hand dyeing industry, it isn't as soft but isn't too coarse either. If you're a little more on the skin sensitive side, I'd recommend this superwash treated yarn for outerwear. Cheviot has a micron count of 27-33.

Please note that this colourway is very highly variegated and each skein differs. If ordering more than one, we'll do our best to match the best ones together but it's recommended to alternate skeins as you knit. Some skeins have more blue on than others.


Country of Origin British wool spun in the UK
Fibre Composition 100% superwash Cheviot wool
Yarn Weight Aran
Skein Weight 100 grams / 3.5 oz
Length 165 metres / 180 yards
Needle Size 4 - 5 mm
Notes about hand dyed yarn

Yarns are unique and there will be small differences between skeins, even if dyed in the same batch.

Washing instructions

Hand wash or machine wash in cool water and lie flat to dry

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