This classic 2-ply yarn, made from 100% Shetland wool and produced in Scotland by Jamieson & Smith, is perfect for colorwork. This is the traditional yarn for Fair Isle knitting. Small put-ups and lots of colors will make your colorwork project look amazing and the hardy nature of the Shetland wool means it will look as good as the day you knit it for years to come!
Shetland wool is an incredibly natural and sustainable fibre, and is world renowned for its fineness and warmth. Shetland Sheep graze on the islands' hills and beaches eating wild heather and seaweed. This diet, along with the not-so-great weather, makes Shetland wool soft, strong and warm. Jamieson and Smith purchases over 80% of the wool produced in Shetland. Their production plays an important part in sustaining Shetland's fragile crofting industry, as well as Shetland's textiles industry and heritage. J+S hand sorts and grade the wool and, to make sure they do not waste anything, the coarser parts of the fleece are used in carpets and mats. Jamieson & Smith continues to be staffed by Shetlanders and remains a stand alone company, in that the profits come back into the Shetland economy and are passed along to their number one priority, the wool producer. All J+S products are manufactured from 100% Real Shetland Wool from sheep that are born and bred on the islands.
It is equivalent to a 4ply/fingering weight yarn.
- BREED Shetland
- BALL/SKEIN LENGTH approx 125yds/25g ball
- YARN THICKNESS 2 ply jumper
- FINISH: WOOLLEN OR WORSTED Woollen
- PACKAGE approx. 25g balls
- HANDLE fine
- CARE hand wash. air dry.
Made in UK. 100% Real Shetland Wool.
Suggested gauge is 28-32 st to 4" on US 1.5 - 3.
Hand wash cool, lay flat to dry.