Shetland is spun more tightly on the spinning frames (higher turns per inch) so it is highly durable and will wear better and better every year. Don’t let the crunch fool you. It will soften over time and will become a favorite sweater or accessory. Good for weaving, knitting, crocheting. It felts beautifully, softens, and is long-wearing.
Note: this yarn is not made from Shetland wool. Shetland refers to the size of the yarn and not the fiber content. The wool is a blend of Australian fine wool and a hearty New Zealand wool that gives the yarn its luster.
100% Virgin Wool
Shetland: Approx. 217 yards per 50 gram skein (1.75 oz.)
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Harrisville Designs is owned and operated by John and Patricia Colony. They have been joined by two of their three sons, Timothy and Nicholas, who are interested in carrying on the textile tradition that's been part of their family for generations. "There is a great tradition of textiles in our community and in our culture and we are pleased to share that tradition of quality with our customers."