Pendulous Sedge – Shetland 4 Ply – Northampton Shear


We’re delighted to have in stock the second batch of our most local wool yet: from flocks in Northamptonshire. This comes mostly from a flock of Shetlands in Braunston (with additions from neighbouring flocks); a major canal destination that can be reached by boat from our studio in one day! Flock owners Lynne and David have been breeding Shetland sheep for 17 years, focusing specifically on the quality of the wool, which is incredibly soft. The yarn has a heathered appearance, as many different coloured fleeces have gone into this delightfully local spin. This year we have 2 undyed, natural shades and 6 dyed shades that mix and match beautifully for traditional Shetland knitting.

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Additional information

Weight 50 g
Yarn Specification

175m per 50g

Fibre Content

100% Shetland wool

Fibre Source

Northamptonshire, UK


Spun in the UK


Hand wash only


Shetland wool is often described as “kindly” wool because it’s soft enough for next-to-skin use. This has been woollen spun as a bouncy 4-ply yarn that is lightweight and warm. Use this yarn for comfy garments and accessories – jumpers, hats, mittens, shawls, and cowls. This yarn will felt if you want it to, which makes it an excellent candidate for stranded colourwork and even steeking… if you’re brave enough!

Before you buy…

We hand dye our yarn in small batches. The colour consistency between batches is very good but can’t be guaranteed, so we recommend that you buy enough skeins for your project. If your project uses more than one skein, we also recommend that you alternate / stripe the skeins throughout.

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