Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight
Ask any Fair Isle designer for their favourite yarn and chances are it'll be Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight. Referred to as 'Jumper Weight' by those in the know, once you've tried this yarn you can never go back.
Yes, it's perfect for colourwork, thanks to a gentle halo that helps blend stranded shades together to alchemic effect. But it's a versatile yarn too and can also be knitted on larger needles to create spectacular lace designs.
However you choose to knit it, it'll block like a dream, with those fluffy fibres obediently lying down to create a smooth fabric, while still retaining a rustic glow. Can you tell we're hooked?
The shades with "mix" in their names are heathered not solid shades.
Join the club and pick a project from one of these must-have books you'll find in the shop:
A Year of Techniques
Boost Your Knitting
Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook
Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook
And if you'd like to stock up your J&S pantry, do check out our Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight Starter Bundles which contain colour-themed sets of 8 different shades.
Janette Budge's Variance Hat from Confident Knitting uses the following shades in the Designer's Colourway: 101, 95, 1283, FC22, 1A, 141, FC62, FC24
And the following shades in the Alternative Colourway: 203, 27, FC61, 366, 1A, 36, 21, FC41
Content: 100% Real Shetland wool
Recommended needle size: 2.5 - 3.25mm [US 1.5 - 3]
Tension (gauge): 32 sts and 32 rows to 10cm [4in] over stocking stitch on 3mm needles
Number of metres per ball: 115m [125yds] per 25g ball
Washing instructions: Cool handwash separately