The Croft – Shetland Tweed

Hello everyone, something which arrived just before Shetland Wool Week was a new yarn which was launched a couple of months ago. The Croft Shetland Tweed is an Aran weight wool made from 100% Shetland Wool from us!

We worked in association with West Yorkshire Spinners who developed this wool which is very different to anything that we have here at J&S so we were very excited to see the yarn in the flesh and it doesn’t disappoint. It comes in a range of 8 different speckled shades and each colour has lots of different shades within it, this is the Stonybrek colourway ..

the shades available in the range are:

The yarn is sold in 100g hanks and contains 166m/182yds, I think it would work best in something quite plain or with an all over texture pattern. It is certainly coolling down in Shetland now and a hat would be great in this yarn – something like this, this or this!

You can find The Croft Shetland Tweed on the website here, happy knitting!

4 thoughts on “The Croft – Shetland Tweed

  1. susan October 10, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Thank you, LOVE the green!

  2. Michelle October 10, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Oh, I really like these! Congrats on your creative vision!

  3. Jackie October 10, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I bought a hank of this in my local John Lewis’ store. I think you’d need to be careful which colour you use otherwise the pattern could get lost in the colour as with WYS there is a lot of speckling going on. I was impressed enough to buy the accompanying book without swatching (I live about 5 minutes drive from the store). The patterns are by Sarah Hatton one of my favourite designers and there are good variety of patterns with the designs aimed at the beginner/intermediate knitter, and there’s a least one pattern for men. There ‘s no schematics though! Coming back to the yarn, it’s not itchy and I’d say it’s handle is medium (if you only like merino, I’d forget it but I like the yarn, it’s soft but not too soft). Shame it’s not available in a wider range of colours, but the blue, the pink and the almost cream (Clousta) seem great. It would be good for adding a splash of colour to an otherwise plain garment though. I’d say it’s at the thinner side of aran, maybe more a worsted weight. It’s not as nice as the J & S Shetland aran, which has sadly been discontinued, It would be nice to see further partnerships of this nature to enhance the appeal of the British wool industry, ensuring its sustainability. It’s a proper British yarn, traditional but funky – I have my eye on the ‘parka’ design in the book, which is plain with just one rib.

  4. Janet wray October 10, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Bought clouds for a cardigan. Amazing color which seems to change depending on light from grey to taupe to lavender to beige. Might do a bit of lace rib for the welts. Have enough for a hat. Lovely yarn.

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