Suilven – 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.

Malin, by Alice Starmore, is shown here in Suilven. For more details see our Design Gallery.


From where I live, on a clear day I can see the whole north-west coast of Scotland from Cape Wrath down to the Isle of Skye. This coastline takes the form of a magic mountain range, seen sometimes in silhouette and sometimes in glorious snowy detail when the weather is cold. SUILVEN is directly opposite me across forty miles of sea: a teal-blue spike of Torridonian Sandstone pointing straight into the sky.