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Shetland

Shetland

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 natural colours and we blend to produce six basic slightly heathered shades in 4-ply and Double Knitting 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. 

For the 4-ply, to add to the interest of colour work, we also offer a selection of gorgeous over-dyed shades of blue, plum, olive and turquoise. The colours can be worked 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.

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  • Pure Shetland DK knitting yarns

    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 natural colours and we blend to produce six basic slightly heathered shades in 4-ply and Double Knitting weights. Learn More

  • Pure Shetland 4-ply knitting yarns

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    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 natural colours and we blend to produce six basic slightly heathered shades in 4-ply and Double Knitting weights. Learn More

  • St. Kilda Laceweight

    Our St. Kilda yarn is a unique and rare homage to the Scottish archipelago and World Heritage site on the outer edges of the Hebrides. The islands’ native Boreray and Soay sheep are two of the oldest and rarest of all British breeds, so there is only enough wool to make a limited amount each year.

    These fibres are eked out by blending into a Shetland base to create a beautifully delicate and textured yarn with plenty of bounce. Our St. Kilda has a real grip, so it is exquisitely suited to lace knitting and textured shawls.

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  • Pure Shetland with Jacob 4-ply undyed knitting yarn

    Shetland fleece can be the finest of British breed wools and we select the finest we can find, so these yarns are particularly soft.  We are just as picky about the Jacob fleeces we use.  While Jacob is not quite as fine and soft as Shetland, it has great bulk, a little lustre in the white wool and a stronger colour.  So blending together makes for a really cosy and unusual yarn, here in a limited edition in DK and 4-ply. 

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  • Pure Shetland with Jacob DK undyed knitting yarn

    Shetland fleece can be the finest of British breed wools and we select the finest we can find, so these yarns are particularly soft.  We are just as picky about the Jacob fleeces we use.  While Jacob is not quite as fine and soft as Shetland, it has great bulk, a little lustre in the white wool and a stronger colour.  So blending together makes for a really cosy and unusual yarn, here in a limited edition in DK and 4-ply. 

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  • Caradon Hill Jumper

    This raglan jumper is knitted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up. Sleeves and body are worked separately to the underarms, then joined to knit the yoke. Short rows are worked to shape the neckline before finishing with a rolled neckband. All cable motifs are charted, and are worked over a six-row repeat.

    This jumper is ribbed all over so it has a lot of stretch. Intended to be worn with 2-4 inches of positive ease based on the relaxed gauge, choose a size down (zero or negative ease) if you prefer a snug fit.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
    Body Circumference: 
    76 (86, 96.5, 107, 117, 127) cm / 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50) inches

    p>Length to Underarm: 
    32 (32, 34, 34, 36, 36) cm / 12.5 (12.5, 13, 13, 14, 14) inches

    Upper Arm Circumference: 
    26.5 (28, 29, 32, 34, 38) cm / 10.5 (11, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 15) inches

    Yoke Depth: 
    19 (20, 20, 21.5, 23, 23) cm / 7.5 (8, 8, 8.5, 9, 9) inches

    For further measurements, see schematic

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