Shetland 4ply - 5x50g set - Vintage Wildflowers

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5 x 50g skeins of 4-ply-weight Shetland wool yarn:

  • 100% Shetland sheep’s wool
  • Non-superwash
  • Grown and spun in Wales, hand-dyed in South West England
  • 4-ply weight (Heavy fingering weight / Light sport weight / Yarn Category 2 - Fine)
  • approx. 160 m per 50 g (175 yds per 1.76 oz)
  • Recommended needle size: 3 mm – 3.75 mm (US 2 - 5)
  • Woollen spun, 2-ply yarn
  • Botanically dyed to create the colourway set "Vintage Wildflower" (one skein in each of the following colours: undyed cream, butter yellow, salmon / light pink, berry / dark pink, olive green)

Detailed Description

This Shetland yarn is a single-flock yarn from a family-run farm in West Wales. It's strong and warm, especially as it’s been woollen spun, making it perfect for sweaters and accessories alike. It has good grip and good stitch definition, hence well-suited to colourwork, cables, and lace. It is a relatively loosely spun 2-ply yarn, so I would not recommend using it for socks.

PLEASE NOTE: Dyed to order options will take approximately 10 days to create before they can be dispatched.

This yarn comes as a hank, twisted into a plait-shaped skein, so it must be wound into a ball or cake before use to avoid irreconcilable tangles. 

Care Instructions

Hand wash only using cold water and pH-neutral wool wash. Avoid animated rubbing and sudden temperature changes. Although this yarn has been rinsed, it may still contain some small traces of natural dye materials. Please don’t be alarmed if a little colour runs off during the first wash.

Any questions?

Please contact me if you have any questions around this product. I can also take photos of different yarns or colours next to each other if that would be helpful.

Happy crafting! I hope your project is a success and gets lots of use!