Accessibility Information Skip To Main Navigation Skip To Secondary Navigation Skip To Main Content
Shop by Category

Worsted 4-5 sts/in

test caption placement

More Views

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 11 hanks $6.49
  • 09 Ragg In Stock 22 hanks $6.49
  • 12 Medium Grey In Stock 14 hanks $6.49
  • 14 Sheep's Grey Backordered $6.49
  • 16 Black In Stock 29 hanks $6.49
  • 18 Grey Heather In Stock 18 hanks $6.49
  • 22 Brown Heather In Stock 13 hanks $6.49
  • 42 Blue Heather Backordered $6.49
  • 73 Red In Stock 18 hanks $6.49
  • 75 Mulberry In Stock 35 hanks $6.49
Close

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Briggs & LittleHeritage
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (20)
  • Dyed evenly (13)
  • Knits quickly (13)
  • Nice texture (12)
  • Hides mistakes (5)

Cons

  • Coarse (9)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (17)
  • Felting (6)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Hats (6)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 24 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good yarn for sturdy garments

By Knitter

from USA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Briggs & Little Heritage:

    I ordered this yarn to knit the Plaits and Links Cardigan in Interweave Knits Winter 2013. I wanted a rustic, heavy weight yarn, and after considerable research chose Briggs and Little Heritage. It is coarse and does have bits of hay and straw in it. However, it works with this pattern and yielded the kind of fabric I wanted. I don't find it too coarse to work with. The high twist, while it does not always feed easily through the fingers, gives it good structure and stability. I would use this yarn again for a similar garment. I did not give it five stars only because I do not know what "perfect" is.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Customer Service was very helpful when I initially ordered the wrong color. They cancelled the original order, giving me an opportunity to re-order. Delivery was prompt and the contents were as ordered.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Good yarn, a little stiff for cables

    By Sharan

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Cable Afficionado, Enthusiast, Self Designer

    See all my reviews

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Excellent Quality - highly recommend

    By Amanda

    from Galeton, PA

    About Me Knitter

    See all my reviews

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just the yarn I needed

    By Kate

    from Eastern Washington

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      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

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        Displaying reviews 1-10

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »

        Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
        To
        If you have an account you may Log In to access your saved contacts.
        From
        Message

        Webs Discount

        20% Off
        On highlighted items totaling $60 or more!
        25% Off
        On highlighted items totaling $120 or more!