From the colorful imagination of Kristi Johnson comes this sumptuous hand-dyed merino, with a dollop of cashmere and a dash of nylon (for strength). Custom milled just for Shalimar Yarns, Enzo Aran is the yarn of choice for Thea Colman’s aran-weight Stranded Diamonds Hat.
Please note: pattern not included. The Stranded Diamonds Hat pattern appears in Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making, available in both digital and print editions. Be sure to add a copy of Field Guide No. 8 to your cart at checkout!
Specs & Details
4.5 - 5.5 mm
The dyeing genius behind Shalimar Yarns is Kristi Johnson, of New Market, Maryland. Her background as a yarn shop owner gives her insight into what makes a great yarn. She works directly with mills to create her custom-made bases, and with Enzo Aran, she has given us something truly special.
Enzo Aran is a soft blend of superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon. Enzo Aran has a generous 200 yards, with a double-ended construction that creates a light, lofty matte fabric with a lovely sheen. It works up quickly on a US 7-9.
Enzo Aran is an excellent choice for any project calling for a heavy worsted to Aran weight yarn.
Choose your favorite two colors for your Stranded Diamonds Hat!
The samples in MDK Field Guide No. 8: Merry Making use these color pairings.
Juniper Berry and Shrimp Kiss
Juniper Berry and Foggy Bottom
Foggy Bottom and Mole
Water’s Edge and Waterchestnut
Mole and Sand Dollar
While Enzo Aran is considered machine washable, we recommend hand washing in tepid water and laying flat to dry. For more on detailed blocking instructions, refer to Shalimar Yarns’s Care and Blocking PDF.