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Changing Trends

Fashions are always changing, especially in knitwear; one minute everyone is snapping up all the bright, bold colours and the next it’s all about the naturals. We try to follow these changing trends to try and make sure knitters are able to get the shades they want for their designs. We frequently get asked about discontinued shades and recently decided to reintroduce a couple that were often requested by our customers: FC7 (orange) and FC11 (green).

New/Old Shades

These are vital shades for blending in with others so have been a very popular addition to our 2ply Jumper Weight range already. We would love to be able to keep hundreds of shades but each one takes a lot of care and attention to make (not to mention a lot of space to store!) so we have managed to limit it to the beautiful shades we currently have, which are used in the creation of countless variations of knitwear. Besides there is only a limited amount of Real Shetland Wool available so we want to make sure we are using it wisely.

J&S 2ply Jumper Weight

We try to have a good relationship with our customers, as your views are so important in helping us continue to develop into the future. Re-continuing FC7 and FC11, which we are so glad to have back, is just one example of how we respond to your feedback. In the past few years our range has rapidly expanded with our Combed Tops,  Cushion Filling, Shetland Supreme 1 and 2ply Lace, Shetland Chunky and Shetland Heritage being introduced meaning the shelves in our shop are now bursting with 10 yarn and fibre ranges in a huge variety of shades. These have all been developed through working with various organisations, with feedback from you, so please keep it coming and we will see what we can come up with next.

Along with all our other 2ply Jumper Weight shades, you can find balls of FC7 and  FC11 here and cones here.

Happy Knitting!

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Julie Rutter #

    I am so pleased to see the return of the green yarn FC11…..I just wish you would allow that lovely yellow to make a come back. (don’t know the number, but it was mottled like the green, and the colour of golden straw) There was also a lovely pinky red which none of your other reds seem to substitute. Now I really wish I knew the numbers of these lovely shades!

    June 11, 2013
  2. FC11 is one of my new favourites, I’m planning a new ganzie featuring it as we speak! I can’t think what that yellow would have been but it sounds a lot like shade 121. Looking in an old shade card the pinky-red looks a bit like discontinued 9143 which does look lovely, its closest shade now would probably be 9097 or 9144.

    June 11, 2013
  3. You have such a great palette of colors! I’m still working through all that I brought home last Fall…almost done with my Rams & Ewes blanket in the Shetland Supremes 🙂

    June 13, 2013

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