Our Shetland sheep have the finest fleeces and the greatest range of colours of all our sheep. This yarn is soft and relaxed and is a simple oatmeal colour – a very delicate, very light brown. The Jacob ryemeal yarn is similar to this; the colour is as light and as delicate but it is more a mixture of cream and grey.
We have this colour batch in as Aran, DK and 4ply. We have found the Aran yarns are good for a beginner as they knit up quickly and are forgiving of repeated unpicking!They are also excellent for textured knitting with cables, ribs and simple textures such as moss stitch.
We also have this thickness of wool in Chocolate Black from the Hebrideans, Cream from the Dorset Downs, moorit, which is a rich brown from Shetlands and three different greys from the Jacob sheep. If you want to work with colours, there are therefore plenty of combinations available to you which we think are particularly good for simple stripy patterns.