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Harrisville Designs' "New England Shetland" is a 2-ply fingering weight wool yarn. Suitable for Fair Isle and multi-color patterns. 100% wool.

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Fall 2004
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About This Yarn
 BrandHarrisville [www]
 DistributorHarrisville Designs [www]
 Made InUSA
 Yardage197 yds.
 Weight50g
 Yarn Weight DK
 Fiber Content Wool
 Texture Plied
 Gauge (st. /4 in.)26
 Needle Size(s) 2 US (2.75mm) , 3 US (3.25mm) , 4 US (3.5mm)
 Availability Currently Produced
 MSRP$5.30
 CareHand wash & dry flat.

Colors
Currently Produced Colors
02: Red
(Red)
04: Gold
(Yellow)
06: Cornsilk
(Yellow)
07: Tundra
(Green)
08: Hemlock
(Green)
09: Evergreen
(Green)
10: Spruce
(Green)
11: Emerald
(Green)
12: Seagreen
(Green)
13: Peacock
(Blue)
14: Woodsmoke
(Blue)
15: Loden Blue
(Blue)
16: Teal Blue
(Blue)
17: Bermuda Blue
(Blue)
18: Aubergine
(Purple)
19: Blackberrry
(Purple)
20: Purple Haze
(Purple)
21: Violet
(Purple)
22: Plum
(Purple)
23: Magenta
(Red)
24: Periwinkle
(Blue)
26: Wedgewood
(Blue)
27: Cornflower
(Blue)
28: Iris
(Blue)
29: Royal
(Blue)
30: Azure
(Blue)
31: Cobalt
(Blue)
32: Navy
(Blue)
33: Midnight Blue
(Blue)
34: Aster
(Purple)
35: Chianti
(Red)
36: Garnet
(Red)
37: Cocoa
(Brown)
38: Teak
(Brown)
39: Russet
(Orange)
40: Topaz
(Turquoise)
41: Sandalwood
(Brown)
42: Carmel
(Off White)
43: Sand
(Off White)
44: White
(White)
45: Pearl
(Gray)
46: Oatmeal
(Off White)
47: Suede
(Gray)
48: Dove Grey
(Gray)
49: Charcoal
(Gray)
50: Black
(Black)
65: Poppy
(Orange)
66: Melon
(Orange)
67: Marigold
(Yellow)
68: Olive
(Green)
69: Cypress
(Green)
70: Bluegrass
(Blue)
71: Hyacinth
(Blue)
72: Lilac
(Purple)
73: Lady Slipper
(Pink)
74: Rose
(Pink)


Reviews & Comments
belacane
Seattle Eastside, Washington
32 Posts
  Thursday February 24 9:30:47 AM PST
Sadly, this mildly scratchy yarn is the yarn packaged with all Vivian Hoxbro's kits. Nice array of colors, good stitch definition, but it's just not of a softness that I'd recommend for next to the skin.

elizabeth1961
Madison, Wisconsin
11 Posts
  Tuesday October 17 12:27:01 AM PST
I've just been using it in a fair isle style buttondown vest and I'm very pleased. Good price. Nice color selection. True, I wouldn't make a camisole out of it, but for sweaters and vests to wear over a turtleneck, I think it's a great choice.

sagahill
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 Posts
  Thursday November 16 8:59:03 PM PST
I was at a workshop with Vivian Hoxbro and agree that the new skeins are a bit harsh but I did feel for myself that after the wool is worked (knitted), worn & washed, it softens into a very nice product. I wouldn't be at all afraid of its feel next to the skin.

bbrewer
Stow, Massachusetts
1 Posts
  Wednesday April 9 12:12:41 PM PST
I've made the small wing shawl from Vivian Hoxbro's Shadow Knitting book. It is absolutely stunning, and it softened quite a bit with washing. I don't think I'd want to wear New England Shetland next to my skin, but then, Vivian's kits are for garments that are not meant to be worn next to the skin. She chose Harrisville, I am told, because of Harrisville mill's depth and variety of colorâ_"and their ability to closely replicate dye lots. The colorist on staff is truly an artist, and Harrisville colors are amazingly deep and rich. I will use this yarn again, in a heartbeat, for my fair isle projects, and for more Hoxbro projects in the future.

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