5 Pattern Ideas for our new Fleece & Harmony Yarn!

One dream of mine has always been to slowly add yarns to the shop. We’re taking a first dive into this with Fleece & Harmony’s SIGNATURE Aran Weight yarn which we have in two colorways - Quartz and Exhale - up in the shop now.

It’s a gorgeous squishy classic aran weight that’s going to keep you toasty warm no matter where you wear it - on your head, hands or body. Fleece & Harmony’s story is an inspiring one, and I encourage you to check out this interview with them.

For a fun change of pace, I thought I would share five patterns that I think would work beautifully with their yarn!

Felix Pullover by Amy Christoffers

Photo credit: Amy Christoffers

Photo credit: Amy Christoffers

I find garments knitted in aran (or bulky, for that matter) weight to work best for me when they’re quite simple, without a lot of intricacies and shaping. The Felix Pullover by Amy Christoffers is exactly that - a cropped top-down raglan with eyelets incorporated into the raglan increases. It would make for the perfect layering piece!


Hearth and Snow Hat by Maria Muscarella

Photo credit: Maria Muscarella

Photo credit: Maria Muscarella

I actually made Maria’s Hearth and Snow Hat in this exact yarn, but I can’t find any proper FO photos (or WIP photos), for that matter. All I know is that I lived in this last winter during the cold days, and it would look beautiful in both the semi-solid Quartz as well as the variegated Exhale colorway.


Morana Mittens by Irina Anikeeva

Photo credit: Irina Anikeeva

Photo credit: Irina Anikeeva

Yes, we are quite far away from winter here in the Northern hemisphere, but I couldn’t help but think of a cozy pair of mittens when I dreamed about what you could make with the Fleece & Harmony yarn! I love the 3D-effect of the flower motif on a background of reverse stockinette that is the main feature of Irina Anikeeva’s Morana Mittens, but I’m equally smitten with how the flower stem grows from the twisted ribbing. It’s little details like that that I absolutely adore in designs!


Cottage Hat by Dawn Henderson

Photo credit: Dawn Henderson

Photo credit: Dawn Henderson

For a bit of texture and an easy-to-memorize pattern, I would go with Dawn Henderson’s Cottage Hat. Featuring a classic 2x2 brim and a range of criss-crossing tiny cables, it would make for the perfect on-the-go project.


Ramona Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith

Photo credit: Elizabeth Smith

Photo credit: Elizabeth Smith

An aran-weight cardigan can double as an outer layer for spring and fall (and cold summer nights!) and I can personally testify to that as I’ve been living in the one I made last winter all year round. Elizabeth Smith’s Ramona Cardigan features a cropped silhouette, similarly to the Felix pullover, but it also integrates gentle shaping and a beautiful broken rib at the bottom of the body.