Fawn Shetland, 4-ply ball

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn

Breed: Shetland
Colour: Fawn
Thickness: 4 ply
Ball size: 50g
Length: 175m
Tension: 27 sts x 32 rows to 10cm over st st using size 10 needles

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This is a light soft shade, made from ‘fawn’ and ‘moorit katmoget’ fleeces. It is an attractive colour alone and without any embellishment, or with a simple border of white fairisle or a slightly lacy edge.

Shetland 4 ply is our yarn that is best suited for light lacy 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 4 ply is our finest wool but is not quite as thin, so your shawl may not thread through your ring. Nonetheless, it gives some of the same feeling of delicacy in the fabric and is very warm for its weight.

We have also found its softness very comfortable for socks, but as it is pure wool you will find it worth remembering (or if you are under about 50 years old, learning) how to darn. One solution is to reinforce the heels with our harder wearing (Chocolate Black) Hebridean wool. These are creative activities for which you can make use of the range of colours!

We have the same thickness of yarn in a total of nine natural colours from the Shetland sheep, tweed grey and charcoal from the Jacobs and a rich chocolate-black form the Hebrideans, so you have plenty of choice of colours if you want to use them in stripes or fairisle. Browse the gallery for inspiration!

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 13 × 7 × 7 cm