Harrisville Designs Shetland

$24.00 Cone
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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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24Shetland
 
4.3

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (17)
  • Dyed evenly (12)
  • Nice texture (10)
  • Easy to fix (5)
  • Knits quickly (3)

Cons

  • Coarse (5)

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (11)
  • Scarves (9)
  • Felting (7)
  • Gloves (6)
  • Hats (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8), Artist (7), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

Perfect for color work

By Queenmomcat

from SW Michigan

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Sweaters

    Comments about 24.00 Shetland:

    The Harrisville Shetland (and, I presume, the Highland though I haven't use it) has a notable characteristic: it adheres to itself. Hooky, if you will. Is this good or bad? Well, that depends on what you make with it. That self-adhesion makes it ideal for anything which involves color patterning, such as Fair Isle work, or felting, as the discrete strands get chummy with one another easily--they don't slide or pick up.

    On the down side, it's a bit prickly for anything worn next to the skin, especially if you're sensitive to touch. Baby clothes, scarves, hats for those lacking hair, that sort of thing.

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    4.0

    Satisfied with my Shetland Yarn

    By Ann

    from Sheridan, Wyoming

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • woven tapestry

      Comments about 24.00 Shetland:

      A good, consistent product. Delivered promptly.

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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 24.00 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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          • No
           
          5.0

          Love this yarn!!

          By Steinway1920

          from Lansdowne, Pa.

          About Me Pianist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about 24.00 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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          • No
           
          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 24.00 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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            • No

            (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

            Verified Buyer

            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 24.00 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

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about 24.00 Shetland:

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

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              • No

              (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 24.00 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!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By weaver mary

                from Anchorage AK

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 24.00 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Thanks for the great service.

                    By none

                    from Richland, WA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about 24.00 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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