Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - White Shetland DK ball
from The Organic Wool Shop, Tamarisk Farm, Dorset

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Organic White Shetland wool knitting yarn - DK ball - undyed

About Shetland wool

Ellen with one of our Shetland sheep - Organic Shetland wool knitting yarn One of the joys of having Shetland sheep on the farm is that they are pretty, delicate looking sheep with a wide variation in colour. Their wool is the finest fibre we have on the farm so it is more suitable for knitting for babies and people with sensitive skins than our other wools.

We have five different colours of Shetland wool, all from the natural fleece colours of our Shetlands, sorted and carded to get a good range, from the rich brown of the moorit sheep through the delicate fawn and silver grey to the clean white, now an uncommon colour for Shetland sheep.

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - White Shetland DK ball

This is a clean simple white from the white Shetlands. In the past there will have been more white Shetland than coloured ones in the flocks on the islands from which they came but in the south of England now, white Shetlands are less common than the coloured ones.

This is relatively plain alone but very valuable as a contrast for all the other colours we have in the same thickness! I have liked it particularly with the Tweed Grey Jacob wool. (see Ben's baby)

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - White Shetland DK ball

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, this is the best yarn to choose because as well as the five Shetland colours, we have it in Chocolate Black (from the Hebrideans) and Tweed Grey (from the Jacobs).

Ball size50g
Tension18 sts x 26 rows to 10cm over st st using size 8 needles

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