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4.2

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 13 cones $24.00
  • AUBERGINE In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • AZURE In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • BLACK In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • BLACKBERRY In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • CHIANTI In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • COBALT In Stock 7 cones $24.00
  • CORNFLOWER In Stock 7 cones $24.00
  • CORNSILK In Stock 7 cones $24.00
  • CYPRESS In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • GARNET In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • GOLD In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • HEMLOCK In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • HYACINTH In Stock 7 cones $24.00
  • IRIS In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • LILAC In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • MAGENTA In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • MARIGOLD In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • MELON In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • MIDNIGHT In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • OATMEAL In Stock 12 cones $24.00
  • PEACOCK In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • PERIWINKLE In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • PLUM In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • POPPY In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • RED In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • RUSSET In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • SAND In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • SEAGREEN In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • SPRUCE In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • SUEDE In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • TEAK In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • TOPAZ In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • TUNDRA In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • VIOLET In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • WHITE In Stock 24 cones $24.00
  • WOODSMOKE In Stock 5 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
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (8)
  • Dyed evenly (4)
  • Nice texture (4)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Felting (7)
  • Scarves (7)
  • Sweaters (5)
  • Blankets (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Artist (3), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful and economical

Harrisville is one of my favorite brands of yarn. Hard wearing, economical, and a great color selection. I've made several sweaters from both Harrisville Shetland and Highland. Don't be put off by...Read complete review

Harrisville is one of my favorite brands of yarn. Hard wearing, economical, and a great color selection. I've made several sweaters from both Harrisville Shetland and Highland. Don't be put off by the harsh feel of the unwashed yarn. It fulls up beautifully and garments made with it last for years.

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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.

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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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5.0

Beautiful colors

By A Wee Bit Warped

from Mishawaka, In

About Me Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight

Cons

  • Coarse

Best Uses

  • Felting
  • Scarves

Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

Great for weaving tartans.

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  • No

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5.0

In love with this yarn for 25+ years!

By akadolla

from Vermont

About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent, Yarnaholic

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Careful Swatching

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Sweaters

Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

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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  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Final Results are Worth the Scratchyness

By Rachael in AK

from Anchorage, AK

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Good Weight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

    The Harrisville Shetland is super scratchy to begin with, and it really wasn't very fun to knit with. However, once I washed and blocked my project, the yarn really softened up and "bloomed". I have to say that I love the finished product. I will use this yarn again.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Consistent performance

    By Judith

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Enthusiast, Weaver

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Heathered Colors
    • Strong 2ply Weaver's Yarn

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afghans
      • Blankets
      • Felting
      • Scarves
      • Upholstery Fabric

      Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

      I've been using HD Shetland for over 25 years primarily for afghans, scarves and combined with other yarns to create rugs. It is so well spun that it will withstand high warp tension without breaking.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Fair Isle favorite.

      By Qin Qin

      from Tennessee

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

          Good colors, great weight for Fair Isle hats and scarves.

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Plying could have been more consistent

          By Kimberlee

          from Liverpool, NY

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

              Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

              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.

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              • No

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This yarn DOES soften

              By ElleKnits

              from Minnesota

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent, Weaverknitter

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Great weaving yarn
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Does occasionally break

              Best Uses

              • Blankets
              • Felting
              • Scarves

              Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

              This yarn got a negative review from someone below...but it NEEDS washing, some agitation, to full properly. Woven, it is beautiful and very soft, once finished. Don't be afraid to use it, just don't use it at a very tight guage, as unwashed wool will fill the air spaces when washed, and that might be why some people think it is scratchy and hard.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Pretty Good Yarn

              By Anonymous

              from Chicago

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Exquisite colors
              • Good Weight

              Cons

              • Moderate tendancy to pill
              • Somewhat course

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

              People compliment the sweater I made with it almost every time I wear it. It pills a little, but not the worst by far, and is not particularly soft, so it's not good for hats and scarves, but very good for sweaters. I had no problems with breaking or splitting in the combination of machine knitting and crocheting I used for the sweater, hat, scarf and mittens I made with it.

              Something about it caused this chemically sensitive knitter/crocheter to get headaches when I worked with it (mothproofing? dyes?) that did not go away with intensive washing. It stopped bothering me only when I subjected it to intensive ozonation for a week and then washed it several more times.

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              • No

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              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not worth the trouble.

              By Emily

              from Pasadena

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knitaholic

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Color choices

              Cons

              • Breaks easily
              • Coarse
              • Stretches
              • Very extremely scratchy

              Best Uses

              • Bags
              • Felting
              • Rugs

              Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

              I purchased 3 cones of this yarn hoping to make some nice woolly winter scarves. I absolutely loved the variety of colors and after reading the previous reviews I though I knew what to expect. I have used virgin unwashed wool for scarves plenty of times before, so I figured that the reviews were accurate when they said that the yarn and finish product become softer after washing. However, this yarn is completely different. In fact, yhis is the worst yarn I have ever purchased! The yarn remains very rough and scratchy even after washing it and giving it a good soak in Eucalan.It is by far too scratchy for any scarves, hats, mittens, or anything else that you would make to be worn close to the skin. This yarn also breaks very easily! I tried knitting with it using various knitting methods ( by hand, knitting machine, and loom) and the slightest tug while unwinding more yarn from the cone will cause it to break. I can only suggest that this yarn would be good for everything else but clothing/garments. Maybe items like area rugs, felted items, bags, etc. So, for anyone else considering buying this yarn for scarves ... Don't do it! Click "back" while you still can! You can find much better yarn on this website. Don't waste your time and money like I did. I'm stuck with [$] worth of yarn that makes a brillo pad feel soft. Such a shame ... the colors are beautiful!

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