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    4.3

    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
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    • SPRUCE In Stock 4 cones $24.00
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    • TOPAZ In Stock 6 cones $24.00
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    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 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Coarse (3)

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (7)
    • Felting (6)
    • Sweaters (4)
    • 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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    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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    (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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      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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        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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            (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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                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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                (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not worth the trouble.

                By Emily

                from Pasadena

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Knitaholic

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                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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                wonderful weaving fiber

                By pmb

                from Peyton, Colorado

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lap robes
                  • Scarves
                  • Shawls
                  • Tartans
                  • Throws

                  Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

                  I weave Harrisville Shetland at 12epi & 12ppi and I get wonderful results - perfect for Colorado winters. After a supervised warm water soak & light agitation, the finished product is soft & has a very nice loft. This is one of the easiest wool fibers I have found weave with and get consistent results time & time again.

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