West Yorkshire Spinners had long awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island Wool, a fibre celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength. They were delighted to be given the chance by Jamieson & Smith of Shetland to use this fantastic fleece.
The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. The Croft has a soft and silky handle that retains a lot of durability particularly suited to our new tweed collection.
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.
City Knits loves the unique tweed effect of this yarn.
|Makeup - Size 100gm hanks (166 metres / 182 yards)|
|Tension - 24rs x 18sts - 10cm (4") sq - 5mm (US8) needles|
|Machine Wash 30|
|Reshape whilst damp|
|Do not Tumble Dry|