Shetland Heritage Naturals Grey


Shetland Heritage Naturals Grey

(Colour: Grey, Size: 25 gram ball)

25g, 110m/120yds, 2.8nm worsted

Tension: 30 sts and 32 rows = 10cm/4in over Fair Isle pattern using 3mm needles

Expanding on the success of the Shetland Heritage range this Natural Collection rounds off the palette, 6 completly undyed colours are available and work beautifully together with the original range.

 

Available in 25g balls, 500g cones (appox 20 balls) and on occasion 1kg cones (approx 50 balls).

 

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 have 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 four ply 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.

Shetland Heritage Yarn is part of a collaborative project between Shetland Amenity Trust, Shetland Museum and Archives, Curtis Wool Direct and Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Wool Brokers) Ltd.  Together, we were inspired to recreate the worsted spun yarns in Fair Isle artefacts in the Shetland Museum’s collection after the success of a project to revive Shetland Fine Lace in 2010.

£3.20


Product variations
Natural White 25 gram ball
Colour: Natural White
Size: 25 gram ball
£3.20
Fawn 25 gram ball
Colour: Fawn
Size: 25 gram ball
£3.20
Moorit 25 gram ball
Colour: Moorit
Size: 25 gram ball
£3.20
Light Grey 25 gram ball
Colour: Light Grey
Size: 25 gram ball
£3.20
Grey 25 gram ball
Colour: Grey
Size: 25 gram ball
£3.20
Shetland Black 25 gram ball
Colour: Shetland Black
Size: 25 gram ball
£3.20
Natural White 500g
Colour: Natural White
Size: 500g
£27.00
Fawn 500g
Colour: Fawn
Size: 500g
£27.00
Light Grey 500g
Colour: Light Grey
Size: 500g
£27.00
Moorit 500g
Colour: Moorit
Size: 500g
£27.00
Moorit 1kg
Colour: Moorit
Size: 1kg
£54.00
Grey 500g
Colour: Grey
Size: 500g
£27.00
Shetland Black 500g
Colour: Shetland Black
Size: 500g
£27.00

Additional product information

Size 25 gram ball

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