This blood red Shetland Lace Scarf – still in progress – is being knitted with with a light double-knit yarn that I hand spun with wool from Merino sheep. It can be reliably expected to be soft against the skin ; though in my opinion – and not just mine, either, Merino is so fine and soft that it lacks character.
The two skeins in the photo below were handspun with equal measures of Flax (in a natural creamy white) and Shetland wool (a natural peaty brown). The Shetland is fine and soft – like the Merino, but has the fine crimp that traps air and makes the yarn and garments made with it ‘springy’ and warm. The Flax, spun in a semi-worsted fashion, is smooth and slippy, and contributes to the finished yarn an easy drape, resilience, and a measure of sheen. It’s a great combination for a scarf.
In fact these two skeins – 124 grammes together, approximately 329 metres in length, and spun two-plied to fingering-weight (18wpi, approximately) are perfect for a more monochrome version of the classic Shetland Lace Shawl. Individually, the price of the two skeins together is £44.60, and the pattern £4.50, plus our standard p+p charge of £4.95, but you can buy these two skeins, with or without the pattern (normally £4.50), and including delivery, by clicking on the links below.
Important! These two links work for buyers with PayPal accounts, and for delivery within the United Kingdom. If you don’t have a PayPal account, or your delivery address is outwith the UK, then let us know, and we’ll send a quotation for payment by credit or debit card. (The price will be the same, but deliveries to outwith the UK will attract a surcharge.)
- Option 1 : Order the two skeins only, and pay £48 using your PayPal account ⇒
- Option 2 : Order the two skeins only and the Shetland Lace Pattern, and pay 52.00 using your PayPal account ⇒
This offer is valid until 22nd November 2020, or until the skeins are sold, whichever comes first.