Product Description: 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.
Wool experts, specialist dyers, curators and knitters worked together to develop and trial Shetland Heritage yarn, which 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