This soft brown is made from a mixture of moorit, fawn and white fleeces from our Shetland sheep. It is an attractive colour alone and without any embellishment, although a slightly lacy edge or a simple border of white fairisle can add interest.
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 4ply 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. Darning can be a creative activity for which you can make use of the range of colours. We have this same thickness of yarn in a total of nine Shetland colours, tweed-grey and charcoal from the Jacobs and a rich chocolate-black from the Hebrideans so you have plenty of scope. Another solution might be to reinforce the heels as you knit them with our harder wearing (Chocolate Black) Hebridean wool.