Yarn weight: Fingering
Gauge: 26 sts = 4”
Needle size: 2.5-4mm / 1.5-6 US
Yardage: 900yds / 822m = 1/2 lb cone
Care: Handwash cool, lay flat to dry
Feels like: Slightly crunchy, airy, wooly
Use for: Garments, accessories, shawls, etc.
Project Suggestions: Check out Harrisville Designs' Ravelry page for lots of patterns.
Introducing Shetland, a versatile workhorse yarn from famed spinning mill Harrisville Designs in New Hampshire. This yarn is not made from Shetland Wool. Shetland refers to the size of the yarn and not the fiber content. The wool is a blend of an Australian fine wool and a hearty New Zealand wool that gives the yarn its luster.
This yarn, as well as the worsted-weight Highland, is offered in cones, with much more generous yardage than skeins or balls. The yarn comes in one continuous strand and is priced more economically. At 900 yards, one cone is more than two 100gram skeins of equivalent weight (fingering) yarn!
Harrisville Shetland is spun more tightly on the spinning frames (higher turns per inch) so it is highly durable and will wear better and better every year. Don’t let the crunch fool you. It will soften over time and will become a favourite sweater or accessory.