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    Briggs & Little Heritage

    Briggs & Little Heritage is a 100% wool, two-ply worsted weight yarn. This sturdy yarn is perfect for outerwear, garments and accessories. If you looking for something similar to Candide, this is the yarn for you!  Made in Canada.

    Content:
    100% Pure Wool
    Care:
    Hand Wash, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    113g/215yd
    Gauge:
    4.25 sts = 1" on US 8
    Knitting Weight:
    Worsted
    $6.49 hank Discountable
    • 01 Natural White In Stock 20 hanks $6.49
    • 09 Ragg In Stock 29 hanks $6.49
    • 12 Medium Grey In Stock 22 hanks $6.49
    • 14 Sheep's Grey In Stock 26 hanks $6.49
    • 16 Black In Stock 25 hanks $6.49
    • 18 Grey Heather In Stock 23 hanks $6.49
    • 22 Brown Heather In Stock 22 hanks $6.49
    • 42 Blue Heather In Stock 14 hanks $6.49
    • 57 Grape In Stock 19 hanks $6.49
    • 73 Red In Stock 16 hanks $6.49
    • 75 Mulberry In Stock 28 hanks $6.49
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    Briggs & LittleHeritage
     
    4.6

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (17)
    • Dyed evenly (11)
    • Knits quickly (11)
    • Nice texture (10)
    • Easy to fix (4)

    Cons

    • Coarse (8)

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (15)
    • Gloves (6)
    • Hats (6)
    • Socks (5)
    • Felting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9), Artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great for hats, mitts, outerwear

    Lofty and firm at same time--not soft for next to skin--- this is meant for heavy Outerwear vests, jackets, also superb boot socks, felts GREAT plus the colors are beautiful. ...Read complete review

    Lofty and firm at same time--not soft for next to skin--- this is meant for heavy Outerwear vests, jackets, also superb boot socks, felts GREAT plus the colors are beautiful. Glad to see it carried here as the only LYS near me to have it, closed. Try it-- just 2 skeins for 3 prs of felted mittens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    okay

    Sturdy - probably more useful for knitted items not next to the skin. Did not work well with other yarns in the Christmas stocking. Cascade 220 and Vintage.

    Sturdy - probably more useful for knitted items not next to the skin. Did not work well with other yarns in the Christmas stocking. Cascade 220 and Vintage.

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    5.0

    Just the yarn I needed

    By Kate

    from Eastern Washington

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    Pros

    • Firm But Not Scratchy
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

      I used this yarn to knit a pattern I really like the second time. It is a sweater jacket that has a pattern. This yarn shows the pattern well, knits up firmly so it will hold its shape. I love that it is its natural color. Without being dyed, it is very easy on hands. I look forward to wearing this when the weather turns cooler.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great to use for double knit socks

      By Darlene

      from Saint John, NB

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Socks

        Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

        Great in socks and mitts

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        always wonderful products

        By Realtor Rif

        from Lincoln, NE

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

        order fulfillment is very very slow and shipping charges are very high.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Made great boot socks

        By HMcG

        from New Jersey

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

        This knits up quickly. I made socks with this for my winter boots. Since I am still a novice knitter, the quick knit-up was confidence building. It was easy to work with and I will use it again.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Solid mitten yarn

        By Beth

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves

        Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

        I made striped mittens for felting. It knit up well, no splitting, nice texture. It's a little coarse to knit with, but the mittens look great.

        I hope they still look this good after felting.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Natural Wool

        By Noia

        from Colorado

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly

        Cons

        • Coarse
        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

        • Sweaters

        Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

        If you're looking for a soft wool to wear next to the skin and for a garment to wear around the house, you're better off looking else where.

        If you're looking for a wool that will be tough wearing and super toasty sweater for outdoor fun, this is the yarn you want.

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        4.0

        Beautiful wool

        By SB the knitter

        from Cream Ridge NJ

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

          Strong yarn that looks great. No fuzz or pilling

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great little yarn!

          By Needling Knitter

          from North Shore MA

          About Me Enthusiast, Intermediate knitter, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Easy to knit with
          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Nice weight
          • Not Loose

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Small projects
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

            I used the yarn to knit up a bunch of small sweater ornaments. Worked great on size 2 dpn's. Didn't unravel or rip as I worked. Great yarn!

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            • No

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            5.0

            What worsted wool yarn should be

            By Irish Kate

            from Northwest

            Pros

            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

              A very traditional worsted wool yarn, warm and consistent in weight. I'm knitting a coat with an intricate stitch and it stands out. The yarn does twist occasionally, but this is only a minor irritation. It is easy to unravel and correct mistakes if needed. It has good body and holds it shape.

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              4.0

              Very rustic

              By holymackerel

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Environmentally Friendly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Show Cables Well

              Cons

              • Coarse

              Best Uses

              • Coats
              • Outerwear
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

              I wanted a rustic rough sweater, and that is exactly what this yarn provided. It shows the cabling pattern well, and became much softer after blocking (still is pretty coarse though, nothing like merino).

              However, a word of WARNING! When doing a wet-blocking, make sure to use vinegar and/or dish washing detergent. I used a regular wool soap, and that made the bathroom & bedroom (where I dried) to smell like a barn for a few days! My daughter cried that it's stinky and my husband grumbled... what a drama. It's because the yarn is processed less than others, and that is an environmentally friendly aspect.

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