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Polkagris Kerchief Yarn Set – Shetland Sport Mini Skeins

£18.00

Polkagris Kerchief yarn sets in Shetland Sport (275m/100g) are perfect for the Kate Davies Designs Polkagris Kerchief, and include two skeins – one natural white plus one naturally dyed over marl grey. The two mini skeins, each of 40g, are also ideal for combining with other mini skeins to knit a larger shawl or as colour-work in other projects.

The Polkagris Kerchief is a lovely quick, intuitive knit and very wearable, and fun, finished little shawl.

 

Sold in 80 (2 x 40)g Skeins

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When using the Polkagris Kerchief pattern the yarn sets will knit up to approximately 100cm (39.5in) wide by 30cm (12in) deep, matching the size indicated in the pattern* (available directly from Kate Davies here). The Polkagris Kerchief is a lovely quick, intuitive knit and very wearable, and fun, finished little shawl. *knit with a larger needle as it is a heavier yarn than the pattern suggests

Our Shetland Sport Polkagris Kerchief yarn sets include one 40g mini skein of natural white and one 40g mini skein of marl grey which has been naturally dyed.  The Shetland fleeces which we source from our lovely local-to-us flocks are extremely good quality (read more about the flocks involved here in ‘Meet the Sheep’) – to the extent that they have been dubbed as ‘scary fine’ by The Border Mill.  The fleeces are a challenge for The Border Mill to process, but their care and skill results in a beautifully squooshy and soft semi-worsted spun yarn. Kate, the Production Manager, kindly took some photos during the processing of the Heathered Grey Shetland DK shade and there is a blog post here showing the various wool to yarn stages.

The Shetland sheep is perhaps known as the British breed with the finest wool and that is certainly the case with this slightly buttery soft semi-worsted spun yarn.  Shetland wool from Shetland is traditionally and typically woollen spun but this isn’t an attempt to mimic true ‘Shetland’ Shetland yarn and is quite a different take on a very Scottish yarn from special flocks here in the Highlands.

Clipping year: 2017 | Weight: Sport | Rec. Needles: 3-4mm

Mustard naturally dyed with onion skins & quebracho red

Shetland

Farm:
Helendale Shetlands, Meadows Flock, Woodside Croft & Bogallan

Metres per 100g:
275/100g

Ocean naturally dyed with saxon indigo

Shetland

Farm:
Helendale Shetlands, Meadows Flock, Woodside Croft & Bogallan

Metres per 100g:
275/100g

Plum naturally dyed with cochineal

Shetland

Farm:
Helendale Shetlands, Meadows Flock, Woodside Croft & Bogallan

Metres per 100g:
275/100g

  1. Black Isle Yarns are gently and minimally processed by The Border Mill from real animals who enjoy an outdoor life (in beautiful surroundings, lucky beasts!) – consequently you may find the odd bit of vegetation in your yarn, these are easy to remove as you knit and, if you’re lucky enough to find some, I hope will remind you of the special animals who have grown your yarn!
  2. I do my best to show the yarn colours as accurately as possible but please be aware that colours do vary from monitor to monitor
  3. Your yarn should be gently hand washed in cool water using pH neutral wool wash such as Eucalan or Soak. This may seem time consuming at first but should soon become an enjoyable part of working with a gently treated natural product.
  4. All my dyed colours have been thoroughly washed and rinsed however there may be a slight release of residual colour on washing – this shouldn’t change the overall yarn colour or alter other colours.