Product Description: Expanding on the success of the dyed Shetland Heritage range this Natural Collection rounds off the palette, a range of completely undyed colours are available and work beautifully together with the original range. Shetland Heritage yarn recreates the original characteristics of handspun ‘wursit’ used in old Fair Isle garments. The yarn is replicated from that found in knitted Fair Isle garments in the collection of Shetland Museum and Archives. The yarn is worsted spun from Jamieson & Smith’s combed tops to give a soft feel, and a smooth finish. The yarn is slightly finer than the 4ply we use today to knit stranded colourwork and Fair Isle. Instead, it gives a definition and complexity of colour and pattern that goes right back to the nineteenth century.
Cones: 500g Cones (2400yd/2200m) are available for $91, a savings of $39 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
Weight: Light Fingering
Gauge: 36 stitches and 40 rows/4in. on 2.75mm needles
Needle Size: US 2 or 2.75mm
Contains: 100% Shetland wool