Briggs & Little Heritage - Natural White (01)
  • 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: Canada

Briggs & Little Heritage

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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!  

Briggs & Little Heritage - Natural White (01)
(01) Natural White
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Ragg (09)
(09) Ragg
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Medium Gray (12)
(12) Medium Gray
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Sheep's Gray (14)
(14) Sheep's Gray
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Black (16)
(16) Black
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Gray Heather (18)
(18) Gray Heather
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Brown Heather (22)
(22) Brown Heather
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Blue Heather (42)
(42) Blue Heather
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Red (73)
(73) Red
$6.79
Briggs & Little Heritage - Mulberry (75)
(75) Mulberry
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BRIGGS & LITTLEHeritage
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (32)
  • Dyed evenly (20)
  • Knits quickly (20)
  • Nice texture (19)
  • Easy to fix (8)

Cons

  • Coarse (12)
  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (28)
  • Hats (11)
  • Felting (10)
  • Gloves (8)
  • Socks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (21), Artist (7), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Minimally processed, natural wool

My husband has been wanting me to knit him a cardigan for quite awhile now but he could never decide on what type of yarn he wanted. This was the perfect choice of wool...Read complete review

My husband has been wanting me to knit him a cardigan for quite awhile now but he could never decide on what type of yarn he wanted. This was the perfect choice of wool for a 'manly' sweater, very natural, minimally processed and is working up nicely. I did find a couple of knots so far (2 hanks out of the seven I've used so far) but that's to be expected. Also, I've found quite a few pieces of sticks and twigs in the wool, which actually makes me happy as they are a reminder that I'm working with real, minimally processed, natural wool. This wool should make the finished product a good choice for a masculine, outdoor, rugged cardigan. The hanks are priced quite reasonably also, which is a certain benefit when needing to buy a lot of yardage for a garment.

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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

I would buy it again.

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

I love this yarn. Perfect for a cabled sweater.

 
2.0

Don't expect softness

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

A bit rough to the touch

 
5.0

I would buy this yarn again for sweaters or a cozy shawl.

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

This yarn is lovely, rustic yet soft. I am using it to make slippers for myself, and am very pleased with how they're coming out.

 
5.0

Warm Outdoor Clothing

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

I chose this yarn for a poncho for my adult daughter because it would be warm and water/snow should slide off the item while she's wearing it outdoors for long periods of time during winter. If not? I'll felt it a little bit.
To make it softer I tied extra string around the hanks and washed it in cool water and eucalon then hung it to dry before knitting. It became much softer to knit and easier on the wrists and hands by doing this first! Add a little bit of hair conditioner if it's not soft enough.

 
5.0

Perfect for hearty cables

By 

from undisclosed

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Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

I purchased this yarn to knit the Celtic Knot blanket (designer Emlet) on Ravelry. Yarn is suitably rustic and has the lively quality I was looking for - perfect for a heavily cabled blanket. Absolutely delighted with this yarn. Another reviewer compared it to Candide and I agree: if you loved Candide, you will love Heritage. Thank you, WEBS and bravo, Briggs & Little!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Cables

By 

from Bethlehem, PA

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Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

I have made so many beautiful cable knit sweaters with this yarn. The cables look wonderful, well-defined and dramatic, especially in the rich colors. I wish I had a store-room of this yarn! In lots of colors, especially reds.
I visited the mill many years ago, and loved the atmosphere. Wish I could visit again -- it is a new mill, isn't it?

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best heather colors and durability

By 

from Ames, IA

Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

I have used this for decades. The color saturation is beautiful. Many complain it is too hard, but it softens a great deal on washing. It does not pill and does not gauge down much (not paying for air). It is the best for price anywhere.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Beautiful natural ragg wool yarn.

By 

from Edgewater, Florida

About Me Artist

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Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Nice definition

Cons

  • Coarse

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Sweaters

Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

Making a vest for an artisinal mono floral beekeeper. Must "bee" just so. Lol

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will definitely buy this yarn again.

By 

from Monument Colorado

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Hats

    Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

    I used this yarn to make a felted cloche and it worked out perfectly.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Minimally processed, natural wool

    By 

    from Kettering, Ohio

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Masculine
    • Minimally Processed
    • Natural Colors
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Twists Up

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Accessories
    • Sweaters

    Comments about BRIGGS & LITTLE Heritage:

    My husband has been wanting me to knit him a cardigan for quite awhile now but he could never decide on what type of yarn he wanted. This was the perfect choice of wool for a 'manly' sweater, very natural, minimally processed and is working up nicely. I did find a couple of knots so far (2 hanks out of the seven I've used so far) but that's to be expected. Also, I've found quite a few pieces of sticks and twigs in the wool, which actually makes me happy as they are a reminder that I'm working with real, minimally processed, natural wool. This wool should make the finished product a good choice for a masculine, outdoor, rugged cardigan. The hanks are priced quite reasonably also, which is a certain benefit when needing to buy a lot of yardage for a garment.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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