Product Description: A beautiful soft and silky 1ply and 2ply yarn. This yarn was developed with the Shetland Museum and Archives as part of the Shetland Fine Lace Project. The yarn is worsted spun from the natural, undyed colours of purebred Shetland Sheep (except Optic White) to replicate the handspun yarns used in the finest Shetland lace items of the 1800s, such as Queen Victoria's stockings and items displayed at world exhibitions. The yarn has a distinct 'Shetland Halo' while knitting, which calms to a floating fairy-like haze after washing and finishing.
Cones: 500g Cones of 1ply Supreme Lace Weight (8720yd/8000m) are available for $107, a savings of $72 over ordering 20 balls. 500g Cones of 2ply Supreme Lace Weight (4380y/4000) are available for $113, a savings of $86 over ordering 20 balls. Cones are still sized, and will bloom upon washing. Cones are not always available, so we will have to check with J&S first. Contact us to arrange a special order.
Unit Size: 25g
Yardage: 1ply -- 436y/400m, 2 ply -- 219y/200m
Gauge: 1ply -- 24 stitches and 40 rows/4in. on 3mm needles in lace
2ply -- 20 stitches and 28 rows/4in on 3mm needles in lace
Needle Size: US 0-6 or .75mm-3.75mm
Contains: 100% Shetland wool