Shetland fleece can be the finest of British breed wools and we select the finest we can find, so these yarns are particularly soft.

Shetlands also come in many colours and we blend to produce six basic slightly heathered shades in 4-ply, Double Knitting and aran weights. They are normally in 50g balls, unless otherwise described on the Details tab on each individual product page.

The colours range from white, through creams, fawns to mid (moorit) and deep browns and also come in greys (katmogit pale to darker) and almost black. Each batch will thus be very different! 

Select either the DK or the 4-ply to find the ranges of natural and dyed shades available.

For the 4-ply, to add to the interest of colour work, we have added 4 gorgeous over-dyed shades of blue, plum, olive and turquoise. The colours can be knitted together to create traditional Fair-isle patterns or more modern but subtle styles.

For more detailed information on TENSION/GAUGE, please refer to the 4-ply and finer, 5-ply guernsey yarns, Double Knitting, Aran and Chunky pages which give data on needles and swatches.