80% Virginia Grown Shetland Wool, 10% Merino Wool, 10% Nylon
200 yard skein, approx 1.6 oz
400 yard skein, approx 3.5 oz
Hand Dyed a dark deep purple (the color of the dark side of the moon) and is dyed on the farm where the wool is grown. Yarn is lofty smooth, silky soft, yet strong fingering weight yarn that is a beautiful example of what Shetland yarn can be. A wonderful choice for not only socks, but lace shawls and Fair Isle or stranded knitting. (See the Fair Isle Thistle Cape pattern for an example of this yarn in stranded knitting.)
This yarn was 5 years in the making, experimenting with mills, growing our flock to include several of the natural colors that Shetland is known for. Shetland wool developed through natural selection – is a combination of a cashmere like undercoating with soft-strong guard hair. This wool is unique in that it resists pilling and is a good wool choice for heirloom knitting.
Your purchase helps support our family farm and further helps to maintain heritage breeds of sheep.
Length/Depth: 14 in
Width: 11 in
Height: 3 in
$6.00 (Flat rate on multiple orders from this seller)
A woman owned farm raising 50 Shetland, and now Gotland and Shetland/Gotland crosses, producing a line of Shetland and new this year-Gotland yarn. We provide both natural and hand dyed colors. We also produce socks from our yarn right on the farm. If you would like solid colored socks knit to your shoe size, we offer that service. (Email us at email@example.com) We are also the US distributor of Landscapes Dyes. We design our own patterns and have put together knitting kits for this festival. Happy shopping!