Shetland Wool Week and Shetland Aran

 Can you believe we are nearly at that time again? Wool Week is nearly upon us and we are getting ready. We have something exciting to reveal that we’ve been developing for a while.. Worsted Spun Shetland Aran!

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As you know in 2012, two Shetland Wool Week’s ago we launched the original Shetland Heritage Range which we developed in conjunction with the Shetland Museum and Archives. This new range carries on from this and gives you a heavier weight yarn with the same qualities and softness of the original Heritage yarn, and of course in 100% Shetland Wool!

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14 traditional shades, all matte shades which makes it perfect for both colourwork and cables, the wool comes in 50g balls and a tension of 19 stitches and 22 rows = 10cm (4″) using 4mm needles. Just like the Heritage range this wool is Worsted spun meaning the wool is combed before its spun. This process puts all the fibres in alignment resulting in a very soft but very strong yarn.

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Sadly this means we are saying goodbye to our original Woollen Spun Shetland Aran range, we still have a good stock of most shades so its not leaving immediately but we wont be ordering any more of any of the shades.

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In relation to Wool Week though.. the shelves are stocked..

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The shop is tidy….

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I will be taking photos all through the week, hopefully I’ll get a post up everyday but there are so many things going on I may only manage a post every two days.

Happy Shetland Wool Week and Happy Knitting!

xxx

3 thoughts on “Shetland Wool Week and Shetland Aran

  1. Elaine October 4, 2014 / 12:55 am

    Wow!! I’d love to jump in those bins of roving and have one of each!! Wheee–such great spinning.

  2. JaneKAL October 4, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    Car is packed ready for the ferry tonight – this will be the first year when I won’t be sitting on your doorstep at 9am on the Monday morning of Wool Week. I’ve got to be up to Toft for the 10.30 ferry to collect something very special indeed from Yell….. I’ll be along later in the day so you can see it (well, actually I think ‘it’ is going to be a ‘her’) while I have a fondle of yarn and fleece.

  3. Andy October 6, 2014 / 4:54 am

    Wish I was so there! Happy Wool Week

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