We are proud to present 'The Croft - Shetland Tweed' 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
Shetland Wool is an incredibly natural and sustainable fibre world renowned for its fineness and warmth. 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
Note - the colours may appear slightly differently than they actually are (due to differences in computer monitors).
|Fibre Content||100% Shetland wool
|Weight||100g of aran weight yarn
|Length||c. 166 metres or 182 yards
|Tension||18 stitches and 24 rows over stocking stitch for a 10cm (4 inch) square|
|Suggested needle size||5mm
|Care instructions||Machine washable at 30 degrees centigrade. Do not tumble dry. Do not spin. Reshape whilst damp.
The Croft Pattern book by Sarah Hatton is available at http://www.theyarncafe.com/the-croft-pattern-book-by-sarah-hatton/ and contains 14 patterns created with The Croft Yarn.
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