Briggs & Little Heritage

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  • Fiber Content: 100% Pure Wool
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Gauge: 4.25 sts = 1" on US 8
  • Weight/Yardage: 113g/215yd
  • Care: Hand Wash, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Canada

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.

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BRIGGS & LITTLEHeritage
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (28)
  • Knits quickly (19)
  • Dyed evenly (18)
  • Nice texture (18)
  • Easy to fix (7)

Cons

  • Coarse (10)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (26)
  • Hats (9)
  • Felting (8)
  • Gloves (7)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Parent (6), Artist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this yarn. Very similar to discontinued Candide yarn

Great for knitting and crocheting. Colors are so rich and vibrant. I especially like the grey heather color which actually should be labeled "aqua heather" . Made this afghan for myself...Read complete review

Great for knitting and crocheting. Colors are so rich and vibrant. I especially like the grey heather color which actually should be labeled "aqua heather" . Made this afghan for myself and ordered another 10 skeins to make one for my daughter. Used 2 skeins each of natural white, mulberry, and sheeps grey and 4 skeins of grey(aqua) heather to crochet a 40" x 56" chevron ripple afghan.

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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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5.0

FYI, Aran =/= Worsted. Great yarn though.

By R

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

    I was looking for an affordable alternative to Brooklyn Tweed, this was excellent. And so nice that it's local.

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    4.0

    Very pleased

    By Adollmaker

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

      It shows up a pattern when used for Aran Isle
      Because it is not processed it is very warm

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      5.0

      I love this yarn. Very similar to discontinued Candide yarn

      By Nancy

      from Rock Hall, MD

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Beautiful Rich Colors
      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Afghans
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

        Great for knitting and crocheting. Colors are so rich and vibrant. I especially like the grey heather color which actually should be labeled "aqua heather" . Made this afghan for myself and ordered another 10 skeins to make one for my daughter. Used 2 skeins each of natural white, mulberry, and sheeps grey and 4 skeins of grey(aqua) heather to crochet a 40" x 56" chevron ripple afghan.

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        5.0

        Happy to find it

        By Adollmaker

        from Portland, OR

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        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Sweaters

          Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

          Made an Aran style cardigan and appreciate the lanolin remaining in the pure wool for its warmth and ability to shed moisture. Working with it makes hands softer! The lack of dye makes the pattern show beautifully and the whole wears for years.

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          5.0

          Briggs & Little grey heather yarn

          By Lbergknitter

          from Southeast PA

          About Me Enthusiast, Knitterweaver

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

            Ordered this skein of wool to match same yarn purchased some years ago and to complete a sweater I was knitting. it matched perfectly! Was not sure it would be the same, but was pleasantly surprised! Sweater finished!

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            5.0

            Heritage is still the best

            By Woolywonder

            from Madison WI

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • My Go-to For Durability
            • Nice Texture
            • Outdoor Yarn
            • Wears Like Iron
            • Wool Wool Wool

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Sweaters

              Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

              This is old school yarn. Some people would say coarse but I say it has character and staying power. I love the texture- no sagging, no pilling, warm. A friend has a sweater I knitted more than 20 years ago that looks brand-new and he wears it all the time. This is my go to if I want to sweater that you can actually wear outdoors when it's cold outside. It comes in different weights so the bulk can be managed. Very easy to work with. No "designer" colors but a good range.

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              5.0

              Pretty much my favorite

              By Anonymous

              from NYC

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

                I absolutely love this yarn. It is a rustic yarn--think whole multigrain with seeds rather than Wonder Bread. You get some vegetable matter, and a sturdy, solid texture that some people find scratchy. I wear it next to the skin and love it--it feels warm and robust and wholesome to me. The price is right, and the yardage is generous. It is easy to spit-splice because it is not superwash, but in the 20+ skeins I've knit with, I do not think I've found a single knot.

                I do wish that WEBS carried more colors--like Dark Gray. I got Briggs & Little Regal in Dark Gray from another retailer, and the color is wonderful. Just sayin, WEBS--if you stock them, they will sell.

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                5.0

                Great yarn!

                By jazzyviolinist

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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                Pros

                • Alove The Heft
                • Good Weight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

                  My sweater for son turned out beautifully. I really love this yarn.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent rustic yarn

                  By Deborah C.

                  from Nesconset, NY

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly

                  Cons

                  • Coarse
                  • Vegetable Matter

                  Best Uses

                  • Felting
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

                  I used this yarn for an outerwear sweater. It's too rough for next-to-skin wear; that said, it is a fabulous yarn for sweaters worn with a shirt underneath. It's sturdy, and I think it will wear very well without pilling. There is vegetable matter in the yarn, it's easy to pick it out but if that bothers you I wouldn't recommend the yarn. It shows cables beautifully. It felts well, so spit-splicing it is very easy. It would also be a good yarn to use to make felted bags.

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                  4.0

                  Good yarn for sturdy garments

                  By Knitter

                  from USA

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                  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.

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