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Organic Native Shetland DK from Uradale Yarn
Organic Native Shetland DK
Uradale Yarn
DK (11 wpi) ?
142 yards
(130 meters)
50 grams
(1.76 ounces)
22.0 sts
= 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
100% Wool - Shetland
plied
This yarn is Certified Organic
  • Dye:
  • Hand dyed, Undyed
  • Sustainability:
  • Certified Organic

We are organic farmers in Shetland with a flock of pure native Shetland sheep who spend most of the year grazing our heather moorland hills and the banks down to the shoreline where they will also graze on the seaweed.

This year we have had our own organic 100% native Shetland wool clip scoured, spun and dyed organically. We sent the fleeces to New Lanark Organic spinning mill for spinning and then to Paint Box textiles for dyeing. Our yarn is the first ever organically dyed native Shetland yarn! The colours are inspired by the plants that make up the heather moorland vegetation that our sheep graze: ling, moss, tormentil, selfheal and bilberry, and were chosen to work well with the lovely natural Shetland colours- the white, greys, moorit etc. We also have natural unbleached and unwashed white- you can feel the lanolin in it as you knit! There are now 4 weights of the dyed and natural yarns- jumper weight, double knit, aran and chunky.

Why organic? The organic scouring and spinning is much more gentle than the conventional process so the wool retains its lovely natural softness and strength. No harsh chemicals are used so as you work with the yarn and wear the final product you cant be exposed to any harmful chemical residues. Our organic certification ensures complete traceability from the sheep on our hill who grew the wool to the final yarn.link text

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