We are proud to present ‘The Croft - Shetland Tweed’ produced from 100% Shetland Island Wool.
We had long awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island Wool, a fibre celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength. We were delighted to be given the chance by Jamieson & Smith of Shetland to use this fantastic fleece.
The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. The Croft has a soft and silky handle that retains a lot of durability particularly suited to our new tweed collection.
Crofting is integral to the landscape, cultural heritage and social economy of the Shetland Islands. It bonds people and places in a unique way, preserving livelihoods and age old traditions.
This woollen spun aran weight yarn draws its inspiration from the breathtaking scenery of Ireland’s Northern Headlands. Produced in a mill that traces its roots to the homespun tweed industry of 19th century County Donegal, the Fibre Co. haa upheld all the traditions of a tweed yarn while adding their own luxurious update. Blending cashmere and silk with a fine merino wool creates an authentic tweed yarn of the finest quality while our colour palette is reminiscent of the wild Irish coastlands. A yarn for the modern maker, developed through a deep love for the heritage and tradition of textiles.
Yarn weight: Aran Hank weight: 100 g Fibre:80% Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk Length:160m / 175 yds per 100 g hank Tension / Gauge:14–17 sts over 10 cm / 4 in Needle size: 5.00–6.00 mm / 8–10 US / 6–4 UK Care: Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water.
Light and lofty, with a springy twist. The extra yardage in the generous hanks makes it ideal for one and two hank projects.
FIBER CONTENT: 55% Baby Alpaca / 45% Fine Merino WEIGHT: 150g / 218yds / 199m NEEDLE SIZE: 7-9 US / 4.5-5.5mm GAUGE: 4-5 sts per inch / 2.5cm * Suggested gauge only. Works beautifully with large or small needles.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS:Dry clean or hand wash in tepid water using a mild soap. Do not agitate or twist. Shape and dry flat on a towel.