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4.4

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 23 hanks $6.49
  • 09 Ragg In Stock 26 hanks $6.49
  • 12 Medium Grey In Stock 11 hanks $6.49
  • 14 Sheep's Grey In Stock 45 hanks $6.49
  • 16 Black In Stock 25 hanks $6.49
  • 18 Grey Heather In Stock 33 hanks $6.49
  • 22 Brown Heather In Stock 34 hanks $6.49
  • 42 Blue Heather In Stock 33 hanks $6.49
  • 57 Grape In Stock 4 hanks $6.49
  • 73 Red In Stock 18 hanks $6.49
  • 75 Mulberry In Stock 38 hanks $6.49
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Briggs & LittleHeritage
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (19)
  • Dyed evenly (13)
  • Knits quickly (13)
  • Nice texture (11)
  • Hides mistakes (5)

Cons

  • Coarse (9)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (16)
  • Felting (6)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Hats (6)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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

 

Has its limitations

I'm not regretting buying this yarn, but neither can I recommend it to others without pointing out its limitations. I bought this yarn to make a felted bible case. Softness was not a...Read complete review

I'm not regretting buying this yarn, but neither can I recommend it to others without pointing out its limitations. I bought this yarn to make a felted bible case. Softness was not a priority since the final product wouldn't be worn next to the skin, and I'd read other reviews that stated that it softens with washing. I knitted a swatch to get the exact felted gauge, and it behaved like it should, softening as reported by others. So in that respect, the yarn is serving its purpose. But I can't imagine what else I'd use it for than felting, since the yarn is very coarse, stiff, and rough as you're knitting, and it takes a great deal of agitation while felting to get the fabric to any degree of softness. There was too much twist put in it during spinning, so it kinks up a great deal (see photo) and must be constantly straightened out as you knit. The twist also put a slant to the fabric, which necessitated stretching and reshaping it often as I felted the bag. Also, there was a fair amount of "trash" in the yarn (see second photo) that had to be picked out as I knit. Trash is nearly impossible to get out of the final felted product, so this picking out slows down knitting speed. The price was pretty good, and the color (Medium Grey) seems to be natural and undyed, therefore perfect for my project. I've used Cascade 220 Paints for other projects with none of the laborious problems encountered with this yarn, and would have used it for this one also, except that the grey heathered color I wanted isn't among the Cascade color choices. The price difference between the two brands isn't enough to make me choose Briggs & Little in the future, unless I once again can't find the color I'm after.

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4.0

Good yarn, a little stiff for cables

By Sharan

from Reno, NV

About Me Cable Afficionado, Enthusiast, Self Designer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

  • A Little Scratchy

Best Uses

  • Sweaters

Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

I made a fairly long hooded sweater with this, which is currently blocked and ready to wear. Others who have worked with it say that it gets softer and softer with wear and washing.

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  • No

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2.0

Has its limitations

By Marie

from Winterville, NC

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Becomes Soft With Washing

Cons

  • Too Much Twist
  • Trashy

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Non-apparel Items

Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

I'm not regretting buying this yarn, but neither can I recommend it to others without pointing out its limitations. I bought this yarn to make a felted bible case. Softness was not a priority since the final product wouldn't be worn next to the skin, and I'd read other reviews that stated that it softens with washing. I knitted a swatch to get the exact felted gauge, and it behaved like it should, softening as reported by others. So in that respect, the yarn is serving its purpose. But I can't imagine what else I'd use it for than felting, since the yarn is very coarse, stiff, and rough as you're knitting, and it takes a great deal of agitation while felting to get the fabric to any degree of softness. There was too much twist put in it during spinning, so it kinks up a great deal (see photo) and must be constantly straightened out as you knit. The twist also put a slant to the fabric, which necessitated stretching and reshaping it often as I felted the bag. Also, there was a fair amount of "trash" in the yarn (see second photo) that had to be picked out as I knit. Trash is nearly impossible to get out of the final felted product, so this picking out slows down knitting speed. The price was pretty good, and the color (Medium Grey) seems to be natural and undyed, therefore perfect for my project. I've used Cascade 220 Paints for other projects with none of the laborious problems encountered with this yarn, and would have used it for this one also, except that the grey heathered color I wanted isn't among the Cascade color choices. The price difference between the two brands isn't enough to make me choose Briggs & Little in the future, unless I once again can't find the color I'm after.

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5.0

Excellent Quality - highly recommend

By Amanda

from Galeton, PA

About Me Knitter

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Coarse
  • Twists Up

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Socks

Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

I order two skeins of brown heather and one of ragg. I made wool socks from the Briggs & Little Heavy Sock pattern of brown with constrasting toe, heel, and two stripes at the cuff. It is rough wool but knits very nicely and quickly. I like the color options and how it knits. I did a soak of room tempature water and a drop or two of fabric softener then laid flat to dry. Softened the right up. My two cons I checked was that it is pretty scratchy/coarse to knit with and maybe it was the way I winded my yarn but it twisted while I was knitting.

I highly recommend for heavy wool socks.

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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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    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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      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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      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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