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Harrisville Designs Shetland

A fine 2 ply yarn available in an array of colors. Great for everything fron light, loft blankets to upholstery type fabric structures depending on the sett.

Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
1/2lb cone/900yd
Gauge:
6.5 sts = 1" on US 2-4
Knitting Weight:
Sport
Sett:
12-15 epi
$24.00 cone Discountable
  • ASTER In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • AUBERGINE In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • AZURE In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • BLACK In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • BLACKBERRY In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • CHIANTI In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • COBALT In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • CORNFLOWER In Stock 10 cones $24.00
  • CORNSILK In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • CYPRESS In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • GARNET In Stock 7 cones $24.00
  • GOLD In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • HEMLOCK In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • HYACINTH In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • IRIS In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • LILAC In Stock 2 cones $24.00
  • MAGENTA In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • MARIGOLD In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • MELON In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • MIDNIGHT In Stock 2 cones $24.00
  • OATMEAL In Stock 1 cone $24.00
  • PEACOCK In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • PERIWINKLE In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • PLUM In Stock 7 cones $24.00
  • POPPY In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • RED In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • RUSSET In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • SAND In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • SEAGREEN In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • SPRUCE In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • SUEDE In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • TEAK In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • TOPAZ In Stock 2 cones $24.00
  • TUNDRA In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • VIOLET In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • WHITE In Stock 2 cones $24.00
  • WOODSMOKE In Stock 3 cones $24.00
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Harrisville Designs Highland

$23.00
Content:
100% Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
1/2lb cone/450yd
Gauge:
4.5 sts = 1" on US 7-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
Sett:
8-10 epi

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Harrisville DesignsShetland
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (14)
  • Dyed evenly (9)
  • Nice texture (8)
  • Easy to fix (4)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (9)
  • Sweaters (9)
  • Felting (7)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Hats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (7), Artist (6), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

In love with this yarn for 25+ years!

While many purchase Harrisville yarn in cones for weaving, I adore knitting with it. The colors are complex. Moreover, this feels like REAL old-fashioned wool. It's understandable why Brooklyn Tweed's product line...Read complete review

While many purchase Harrisville yarn in cones for weaving, I adore knitting with it. The colors are complex. Moreover, this feels like REAL old-fashioned wool. It's understandable why Brooklyn Tweed's product line is manufactured by Harrisville. I have been working with this yarn for over 25 years. Each garment has lasted well without fading and minimal pilling. Because the yarn is spun for weavers, if you knit with it, you either need to wash your yarn before knitting OR you knit your swatch and soak your swatch in (very warm water, careful not to agitate or else it will felt) to get a sense of the gauge. This yarn softens so much after washing. It's so well worth the effort!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Plying could have been more consistent

I purchased this Shetland for a practice piece on my loom and for another project to be planned. I was disappointed in the plying of the product. At some points while warping it would...Read complete review

I purchased this Shetland for a practice piece on my loom and for another project to be planned. I was disappointed in the plying of the product. At some points while warping it would actually break with too much tension. My handspun has more ply than this yarn and does not break.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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3.0

First time weaver

By Geometry Goddess

from Galesburg IL

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Color
  • Dyed Evenly

Cons

  • It Seems Sticky

Best Uses

    Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

    I am trying to weave for the first time and this yarn was harder to work with than I expected, but maybe I had unrealistic expectations.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Not just for weaving; Great Knitting Yarn

    By Yarn Fiend in VT

    from Vermont

    About Me Avid Knitter Yarn Addict, Collector

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Color Range
    • Depth of color
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Long Wearing Wool
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Must Wash Yarn First

    Best Uses

    • Blankets
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Socks
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

    I have been knitting with Harrisville yarns for over 30 years. I love the color selection and rich color saturation. The colors are so versatile because of the other flecks of shades mixed in. Sweaters made in Harrisville Shetland & Highland last and don't get stretched out. Gorgeous stitch definition and wonderful colors to play with. The only drawback is that it is best to hand wash the wool before knitting (I use hot water with Eucalan). It makes the fiber fluff up. Harrisville sells the yarn already washed, but it is a much better value if you do it yourself and you have the time.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Shetland by Harrisville Designs

    By Spin2Knit

    from Chico, Ca.

    About Me Artist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

      .... pending wash to see if it softens up in the application I used it for.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      It's the best!

      By knittypurl

      from kennett square, PA

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

        This yarn is old fashioned wool, something impossible to find in any store in my area. I love it's sheepy feel and the way it blooms after washing. The color (gold) is so rich and subtle that I am agog every time I look at it! I even like the roughness while knitting with it as it doesn't slip through the fingers and is easy to tension. It is very strong with a light twist. Sooo..I guess you can tell that I like it! It knits up as a sport weight on no5 needles for me even though it appears finer. Looking forward to wearing the sweater I am now making with it. May they make this yarn forever!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By weaver mary

        from Anchorage AK

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

            This yarn is versatile and in general terrific. I am a weaver and I use this yarn whenever I can. Some might find it scratchy, but if one washes the final product in human hair conditioner it becomes very soft.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Thanks for the great service.

            By none

            from Richland, WA

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

            The ordering was easy, the shipping fast and the packing amazing. I could not believe how many cones of yarn fit in the little box.

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            5.0

            buy the cone!

            By elithea

            from florida

            About Me Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Shawls
                • Socks
                • Sweaters
                • Wraps

                Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

                bought this to enhance my shetland stash for making haps. the 900yd cone is easily the best deal and works up just like the shetland skeins after washing and blocking.

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                • No

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                4.0

                good yardage

                By Keiko

                from McLean VA

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

                    Many color choices and great yardage

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    warp for upholstery

                    By trugray

                    from New Haven, CT

                    About Me Home Fabric Weaver

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

                        Used as warp and separating yarn with Collingwood Rug wool to give heft and weight to upholstery fabric for dining room chairs. Reference the Rug
                        Wool photo for the example. Note that merino-tencel was also used in the separating tweed background for the project. I have 8 more yards to weave and am very happy with the results.

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                        3.0

                        purchased for spouses extensive stash

                        By KICE DJ from Antarctica

                        from Berry,KY

                        About Me Spouse Of 48 Yr Knitter

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Yardage For Price

                        Cons

                        • Coarse But Should Soften

                        Best Uses

                        • Fairisle Sweaters Colorw
                        • Felting
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

                        Would like to see color range put together like color wheel,and that half cones be available

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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