About Shetland 2 Ply Jumper Weight
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers Ltd. purchase Shetland wool from over 700 of Shetland’s crofters and farmers, and transform it into high-quality Shetland wool products including yarns, knitwear, blankets and carpets.
Shetland wool is an incredibly natural and sustainable fibre, and is world renowned for its fineness and warmth. Shetland Sheep graze on the islands’ hills and beaches eating wild heather and seaweed. This diet, along with the not-so-great weather, makes Shetland wool soft, strong and warm. Shetland Wool is also very diverse: it’s perfect for hand-knitting both Shetland Lace and Fair Isle, as well as for knitwear manufacture and weaving. We hand sort and grade our wool and, to make sure that we do not waste anything, the coarser parts of the fleece are used in carpets and mats.
Fibre Content: 100% Shetland Wool
Weight/Yardage: 25 g = 115 m /125 yds
Gauge/ Tension: 32 sts = 4″ /10 cm on 2.5-3.25 mm ndls
Knitting Weight: Fingering
Care: Hand Wash; Lay Flat to Dry
We also carry the un-dyed colours in this same yarn but in 50g balls as Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight.