Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight

  • £2.95

Ask any Fair Isle designer for their favourite yarn and chances are it'll be Jamieson and Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight. Dubbed simply 'J and S', '2-ply' or '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 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
Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook
Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook

We also have a selection of starter packs of 2ply Jumper Weight in our kits section.

Technical Information
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

Shaila mittens
This is the recommended yarn for Ella Gordon's Shaila mittens, which require 2 x 25g balls in each of 2 different shades (100g of yarn in total). The Shaila mittens are shown in shades 23 and 54, use the dropdown menu to see other shades available.

Oorik Tank Top
This is also (along with J&S Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight) the recommended yarn for Mary Jane Mucklestone's Oorik Tank Top.

Approximate age: 6 (12, 24) months
To fit chest: 43 (48, 53) cm [17 (19, 20¾) in]
Finished chest size: 48 (53, 57.5) cm [19 (20¾, 22¾) in]

Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (see separate product listing) 
Yarn A: Gaulmogot (2006); 1 x 50g ball all sizes

Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight
Yarn B: Shade FC15; 1 (1, 2) x 25g balls
Yarn C: Shade 9144; 1 x 25g ball all sizes
Yarn D: Shade 66; 1 x 25g ball all sizes

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