Shetland Heritage from Jamieson & Smith
Shetland Heritage
Jamieson & Smith
Light Fingering ?
120 yards
(110 meters)
25 grams
(0.88 ounces)
32.0 sts
= 4 inches
100% Wool - Shetland
plied
  • Care:
  • Hand Wash
  • Drafting method:
  • Worsted spun
  • Dye:
  • Machine dyed
  • Ply:
  • 2-ply
  • Put up:
  • Mini skeins
  • Source of fiber: United Kingdom
    Shetland

100% Shetland wool. Hand wash only.

Selected shades available in 1kg cones as well.

Shetland Heritage recreates the original characteristics of handspun ‘wursit’ used in old Fair Isle garments. The yarn is replicated from that found in knitted Fair Isle garments in the collection of the Shetland Museum and Archives.

Wool experts, specialist dyers, curators and knitters have worked together to develop and trial Shetland Heritage, which is worsted spun from Jamieson & Smith’s combed tops to give a soft feel, and a smooth finish. The yarn is slightly finer than the four ply we use today to knit stranded colourwork and Fair Isle. Instead, it gives a definition and complexity of colour and pattern that goes right back to the nineteenth century.

Shetland Heritage is a collaboration between Shetland Amenity Trust, Shetland Museum and Archives, Curtis Wool Direct and Jamieson & Smith (Shetland Wool Brokers) Ltd.

popular colorways

Assorted

11 stashed

6 projects

Auld Gold

103 stashed

209 projects

Berry Wine

87 stashed

156 projects

Black

37 stashed

46 projects

Coll Black

69 stashed

130 projects

Dark Grey

11 stashed

22 projects

Fawn

31 stashed

41 projects

Flugga White

102 stashed

243 projects

Fluggy White

17 stashed

98 projects

Fuggle White

17 stashed

16 projects

Indigo

134 stashed

201 projects

Light Grey

39 stashed

74 projects

Madder

104 stashed

219 projects

Moorit

37 stashed

65 projects

Moss Green

69 stashed

127 projects

Mussel Blue

63 stashed

115 projects

Optic White

16 stashed

7 projects

Peat

66 stashed

83 projects

Silver Grey

69 stashed

110 projects

Snaa White

53 stashed

72 projects

Various

5 stashed

4 projects

White

29 stashed

48 projects