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.
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.