Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage

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Jamieson & Smith are world-renowned for their extensive range of yarns made from the finest fleeces from Shetland. Shetland Heritage is a lightweight yarn, perfect for cables and colourwork. It was developed to recreate the hand-spun "wursit" used in old Fair Isle garments, such as those seen in the Shetland Museum and Archives. It gives a smooth finish when blocked, and feels softer than the 2ply Jumper Weight. Please note that Shetland Black is a dark brown natural fleece colour and not a true black.

The following shades are part of the Shetland Heritage Naturals range, and are thus made with undyed fleeces: Fawn, Moorit, Shetland Black, Light Grey and Natural White.

The following books contain patterns using Shetland Heritage yarn:
Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters Volume 1

This is the recommended yarn for Jen's Sumburgh Hat design (which can also be purchased in our online shop), which requires 2 x 25g balls.

The Sumburgh Hat is shown in Moss Green, use the dropdown menu to see other shades available.

Technical Information

Content: 100% Real Shetland wool
Recommended needle size: 3mm [US 2.5]
Tension (gauge): 30 sts and 32 rows to 10cm [4in] over Fair Isle patterning on 3mm needles
Number of metres per skein: 110m [120yds] per 25g ball
Washing instructions: Cool handwash separately


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