4-ply

50g/175m. We have this thickness in all five colours of Shetland yarns so there are many combinations available to you, from very subtle to quite striking contrasts. Our finest wool, 4-ply is perfect for sophisticated knitwear with more detailed patterns or lacy delicate fabrics. Traditional Shetland lace shawls were made of a single ply called fingering and were so fine that they could be passed through a wedding ring! This 4ply is not quite as thin but it gives some of the same feeling of delicacy in the fabric and is very warm for its weight. It could be made warmer still by using textured stitches or knitting fairisle patterns that carrying the strands at the back, making for a thicker garment.

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