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

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Organic Silver Grey 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 - Silver Grey Shetland DK ball

This is spun using lots of white fleeces mixed with just the few black and grey fleeces we have. Because it is made from wools of different colours mixed together and because it was not blended fully, there is a light and variety in the colour which gives a feeling of life to the yarn. This works well both with bold textures (Beany hat) and with traditional patterns of stars and zigzags using the chocolate-black Hebridean and white Shetland. (Traditional shetland pattern).

Undyed organic wool knitting yarn - Silver Grey 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).

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

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