Handspun Gray Shetland wool yarn, Worsted weight, 370 yards - Prairie Grouse

$32.00 USD

This yarn is shades of brown and rust.

I made a plying error in finishing this yarn, so there is a "pig tail" at one point, where one strand of the ply spun around itself instead of the other strand for a short distance. Depending on your knitting, this may require a knot to cut this out and work around the spot. We have discounted the price by $5 to compensate.

This listing is for one 2-ply skein, weighing 6.0 oz., spun at an average of 980 ypp (yards per pound), a worsted weight. These 370 yards wrap at approximately 8 to 12. This gray Shetland is sourced from World of Wool, and dyed here at Edgewood Garden Studio.

Shetland are small, hardy sheep likely descended from Scottish Dunface. Their wool is extremely variable, able to make sturdy yarns for sweater or select wool (from the neck) is spun into the cobweb and lace yarns for knitted shawls that can be drawn through a wedding band!

This is a somewhat coarse yarn, and so is not suitable for next-to-the-skin wear for most people. On the other hand, it is a sturdy fiber, and should work well for items like mittens or slippers, where harder wearing is required.

My skeins are wound on a full 2-yard niddy-noddy. If you don’t have a large swift, let me know. Spun in a smoke-free, pet-friendly home.

Fiber: Shetland wool
Source: World of Wool
Weight: 6.0 oz., 170 g
Length: Approx. 370 yds, 338 m
YPP: Approx. 985
WPI: Approx. 8-12
Ply: 2 ply