Shetland DK from Black Isle Yarns
Shetland DK
Black Isle Yarns
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
186 yards
(170 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
20.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 6 - 9 or 4 - 5.5mm
100% Wool - Shetland
  • Care:
  • Hand Wash Cold
  • Color:
  • Heathered
  • Drafting method:
  • Semi-worsted spun
  • Dye:
  • Undyed
  • Ply:
  • 2-ply
  • Put up:
  • Winding required
  • Milled: Scotland
  • Scoured: Scotland
  • Source of fiber: Scotland

This Shetland DK has a wonderful soft smooth handle, most definitely suited to shawls and other special knits. The Border Mill’s semi-worsted spinning really suits the ‘scary fine’ Shetland wool from Helendale Shetlands, Meadows Flock, Woodside Croft and Bogallan.

Three shades of Shetland in this batch:

  1. Cream
  2. Grey Heather
  3. Fawn Heather

Please note Cream is 190m/100g while Grey and Fawn are 170m/100g

Yarn origin
Source of fibre: Highlands, Scotland
Cleaned and Milled: Borders, Scotland

Shetland wool has long been known as the finest in the British Isles and these local-to-me flocks are certainly carrying on that tradition.