We love this collaboration between Gathered Sheep Yarns and Bunnymuff Designs which has resulted in this beautiful kit for a pair of stunning Shetland Yarn Fair Isle Mittens.
This kit includes consists of 5 x 20g mini skeins (producing a total of 439m and 100g of amazing Shetland wool) and a pdf copy of the Unbound Mitts Pattern by Bunnymuff. (Knit on 2.5mm and 3mm dpns or circular needles.)
This fabulous 100% Shetland wool has been expertly hand-dyed by Sarah Finley from her studio in North Essex.
Gathered Sheep Shetland wool is grown by the sheep who live on the Shetland archipelago and spun by a family owned mill who are also based on the islands.
The wool produced by the small but hardy Shetland sheep amongst the finest of any British sheep breed. With its soft, silky handle garments made from Shetland wool are strong, soft and durable.
Like merino, many people who find wool to be irritating to their skin find that garments made from Shetland wool are comfortable and not itchy at all.
We love this wool for its provenance, its insulatory qualities, its handle, its sustainability. This 100% pure Shetland wool has not been superwash treated and contains absolutely no nylon!
This is a woollen spun yarn, meaning its lofty, lightweight, traps more air for warmth in the Winter.
We think Sarah's colour palette is stunning on this gorgeous wool, with each flattering and warm shade beautifully complimenting the next. Used together, the yarn would create beautiful colourwork, but is stunning on its own too.
100% Shetland Wool, woollen spun
Suggested Needle Size: 2.5mm - 3.25mm
Tension: 30sts x 32rows on 3.25mm Needles = 10cm
Based in North Essex, 'Gathered Sheep Yarns' is a one woman dye studio owned and run by Sarah, an indie dyer, who has a deep passion for colour.
Sarah's focus is to work with natural products as much as possible. Her Shetland wool is grown by the sheep who live on the island and spun by a family owned mill who are also based on Shetland.
Sarah also works with pattern designers who are based both in the UK and overseas. 'Our focus is to inspire knitters to pick up their needles and have fun with colour!'