The Croft - Shetland Colours
The Croft – 100% Shetland Colours
We are proud to present ‘The Croft – Shetland Colours’ produced from 100% Shetland Island Wool.
We had long awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island Wool, a fibre celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength. We were delighted to be given the chance by Jamieson & Smith of Shetland to use this fantastic fleece.
In 2017 we launched ‘The Croft Shetland Tweed’, created using our state of the art dyeing machinery and techniques. The unique tweed effect was the result of our desire to be different and produce a yarn worthy of such a prestigious fibre. The collection, both yarn & design exceeded all expectations and the demand for a solid range of colours thrived.
We listened to customer feedback and started developing a palette that would complement the range. Selecting key colours from the sophisticated hues of the tweed and balancing them with classic tones. The result – 12 distinctive Shetland Colours that represent the rich heritage of the Shetland Islands.
Sarah Hatton was keen to work with the yarn once again, and a pattern book of traditional yet modern family designs accompanies the yarn.
Crofting is integral to the landscape, cultural heritage and social economy of the Shetland Islands. It bonds people and places in a unique way, preserving livelihoods and age old traditions.
Ball Size – 100g
Composition – 100% Shetland Wool
Weight – Aran
Needles – 5mm US8
166 Metres – 182 Yards
Machine Wash 30°
Reshape whilst damp
Do not Tumble Dry
More About West Yorkshire Spinners
Our factory is based in the county of West Yorkshire which is the original home of the British Worsted Spinning industry.
West Yorkshire Spinners are extremely proud to be one of the few remaining hand knitting brands in the UK market still developing and manufacturing yarns in-house. We firmly believe that it is the freedom to innovate which sets us apart from the competition.