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Foinaven – Bainin


Alice Starmore® Bainin is the classic yarn for Aran knitting.

It is priced per 100g ball.

Standard Knitting Tension
19-20.5 sts x 24-26 rows to 10cm on 3.75mm – 5mm needles.

The Point Arena design by Alice Starmore is shown here in Foinaven, for more details see our Design Gallery.


From a distance FOINAVEN can deceive the eye with an illusory ruby-red haze. Its true height also proved deceptive for many decades, as a 2007 survey using GPS technology showed it falls 11 feet short of the 3000 feet requirement to qualify as a Munro. Not that it matters – Foinaven has a presence that transcends bare statistics and is the perfect name for this ruby shade.


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