This is spun using fawn and white fleeces carded together. It is a delicate colour and one which has been used in traditional Shetland woollies for a long time. Typically, it was used as the background colour of children’s jumpers and cardigans with a round yoke patterned in complex fairisle designs. With the current vogue for vintage clothes, a woolly like this would be welcome to many people – I’m knitting one for Leila right now!
This yarn works well both with simple stitches and lacy patterns as well the colour work and as bold modern patterns as well as the traditional stars and zigzags.
Double Knitting is probably the most all purpose of our yarns. Our Shetland DK gives a robust yarn despite the fineness of the actual fibres. It knits comfortably with plenty of elasticity and give and offers plenty of scope for all knitters as well as being an excellent thickness for children to work with.
If you want to be creative with natural colours to the full, DK is the best yarn to choose because as well as the nine Shetland colours, we have it in Chocolate Black from the Hebrideans and three different Jacob colours.