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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 5 cones $24.00
  • AUBERGINE In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • AZURE In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • BLACK In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • BLACKBERRY In Stock 7 cones $24.00
  • CHARCOAL In Stock 2 cones $24.00
  • CHIANTI In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • COBALT In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • CORNFLOWER In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • CORNSILK In Stock 2 cones $24.00
  • CYPRESS In Stock 8 cones $24.00
  • EVERGREEN In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • GARNET In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • GOLD In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • HEMLOCK In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • HYACINTH In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • IRIS In Stock 3 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 11 cones $24.00
  • OATMEAL In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • PEACOCK In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • PERIWINKLE In Stock 5 cones $24.00
  • PLUM In Stock 4 cones $24.00
  • POPPY In Stock 11 cones $24.00
  • RED In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • RUSSET In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • SAND In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • SEAGREEN In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • SPRUCE In Stock 7 cones $24.00
  • SUEDE In Stock 3 cones $24.00
  • TEAK In Stock 2 cones $24.00
  • TOPAZ In Stock 2 cones $24.00
  • TUNDRA In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • VIOLET In Stock 6 cones $24.00
  • WHITE In Stock 7 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
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (10)
  • Nice texture (5)
  • Dyed evenly (4)

Cons

  • Coarse (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (8)
  • Felting (7)
  • Sweaters (6)
  • Blankets (3)
  • Gloves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (6), Artist (4), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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 16 customers

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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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      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

          Comment on this review

           
          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.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

              Comment on this review

               
              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 3 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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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