Shetland wool is fairly new to me. I know the sheep are small, friendly, easily handled and very hardy. I know the sheep hail from the Shetland Islands north of Scotland and that it is a very old breed dating back to the 8th century. The wool is warm and easy to spin with a loftiness that makes me think of bulky sweaters. The hand spun lace weight yarns that are famous for their use in beautiful hand knitted Shetland shawls come from carefully selected neck wool.
Xena is a dark dark brown while Caroline is a soft middle brown.
Yarn Weight - Bulky Weight
Fiber Content - 100% Shetland Wool
Knitting Details - 2 Ply, 3-4 Stitches/Inch, Needle Size 10-11
Fiber Artist - Penny Nelson
Care Instructions - Hand wash in warm water and lay flat to dry.
Our yarn is wound into hanks. If you would like us to wind the yarn into balls for easier knitting or weaving, please let us know. We are happy to provide this service at no charge. Please note this may require cutting the yarn if the hank has too many yards to be wound into a single ball.