Harrisville Designs Shetland

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  • Fiber Content: 100% Wool
  • Weight: Sport
  • Gauge: 6.5 sts = 1" on US 2-4
  • Weight/Yardage: 1/2lb cone/900yd
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Sett: 12-15 epi

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.

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Harrisville DesignsShetland
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (15)
  • Dyed evenly (10)
  • Nice texture (9)
  • Easy to fix (5)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (10)
  • Scarves (9)
  • Felting (7)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Hats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8), Artist (6), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

buy the cone!

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.

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.

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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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3.0

a little too scratchy

By Suz

from Alaska

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Coarse

    Best Uses

      Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

      I bought this with plans of knitting a scarf, but the yard is simply too course to wear against my skin. Going to repurpose for something different eventually. Into the stash it goes...

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      5.0

      Love this yarn!!

      By Steinway1920

      from Lansdowne, Pa.

      About Me Pianist

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Retains Detail

      Cons

      • Coarse

      Best Uses

      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

      I love to work with this yarn. It's heather like colors and definition are beautfiul, consistant and it's what keeps me coming back to Harrisville Design yarns.

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      3.0

      First time weaver

      By Geometry Goddess

      from Galesburg IL

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Dyed Evenly

      Cons

      • It Seems Sticky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

        I am trying to weave for the first time and this yarn was harder to work with than I expected, but maybe I had unrealistic expectations.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not just for weaving; Great Knitting Yarn

        By Yarn Fiend in VT

        from Vermont

        About Me Avid Knitter Yarn Addict, Collector

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Beautiful Color Range
        • Depth of color
        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Long Wearing Wool
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Must Wash Yarn First

        Best Uses

        • Blankets
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Shawls
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

        I have been knitting with Harrisville yarns for over 30 years. I love the color selection and rich color saturation. The colors are so versatile because of the other flecks of shades mixed in. Sweaters made in Harrisville Shetland & Highland last and don't get stretched out. Gorgeous stitch definition and wonderful colors to play with. The only drawback is that it is best to hand wash the wool before knitting (I use hot water with Eucalan). It makes the fiber fluff up. Harrisville sells the yarn already washed, but it is a much better value if you do it yourself and you have the time.

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        4.0

        Shetland by Harrisville Designs

        By Spin2Knit

        from Chico, Ca.

        About Me Artist

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

          .... pending wash to see if it softens up in the application I used it for.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's the best!

          By knittypurl

          from kennett square, PA

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

            This yarn is old fashioned wool, something impossible to find in any store in my area. I love it's sheepy feel and the way it blooms after washing. The color (gold) is so rich and subtle that I am agog every time I look at it! I even like the roughness while knitting with it as it doesn't slip through the fingers and is easy to tension. It is very strong with a light twist. Sooo..I guess you can tell that I like it! It knits up as a sport weight on no5 needles for me even though it appears finer. Looking forward to wearing the sweater I am now making with it. May they make this yarn forever!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love it!

            By weaver mary

            from Anchorage AK

            About Me Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

                This yarn is versatile and in general terrific. I am a weaver and I use this yarn whenever I can. Some might find it scratchy, but if one washes the final product in human hair conditioner it becomes very soft.

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                5.0

                Thanks for the great service.

                By none

                from Richland, WA

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

                The ordering was easy, the shipping fast and the packing amazing. I could not believe how many cones of yarn fit in the little box.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    good yardage

                    By Keiko

                    from McLean VA

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                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Harrisville Designs Shetland:

                        Many color choices and great yardage

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                        • No

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