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

8 stashed

3 projects

Auld Gold

98 stashed

187 projects

Berry Wine

78 stashed

142 projects

Black

27 stashed

35 projects

Coll Black

64 stashed

124 projects

Dark Grey

9 stashed

16 projects

Fawn

24 stashed

35 projects

Flugga White

94 stashed

223 projects

Fluggy White

17 stashed

95 projects

Fuggle White

16 stashed

16 projects

Indigo

126 stashed

189 projects

Light Grey

33 stashed

61 projects

Madder

99 stashed

203 projects

Moorit

29 stashed

57 projects

Moss Green

61 stashed

120 projects

Mussel Blue

59 stashed

105 projects

Optic White

13 stashed

7 projects

Peat

65 stashed

74 projects

Silver Grey

60 stashed

99 projects

Snaa White

51 stashed

67 projects

White

19 stashed

35 projects