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The Croft Shetland Tweed

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  • This was the yarn that turned us into WYS-lovers! Amaze-balls!

    Spun from Shetland Island Wool, a fibre celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength, WYS have added an innovative, modern twist with their unique print-dying method. The result is a yarn with reliably repeatable tweedy speckles in the loveliest, most wearable blend of colours.

    The high levels of crimp and wave in the Shetland Island fleece make this yarn particularly bouncy and warm, and perfect for hand-knitting!  

    The Croft has a smooth, silky handle - soft enough to wear right on your skin, but still durable and strong.  This one is also machine washable!

    Check out Sarah Hatton's new pattern book which features this gorgeous yarn.

  • Ingredients:
    100% Shetland Island Wool

    166m (182yd)


    5mm (US 8)
    18 sts x 24 rows = 10cm (4")

  • "Reared, Sheared & Spun in Britain!"

    Situated in the original home of the British Worsted Spinning Industry, West Yorkshire Spinners combines state of the art technology with generations of expertise and unrivalled know-how to produce British hand knitting yarns and knitted garments of exceptional quality.

    At West Yorkshire Spinners we are extremely proud of our British Heritage, we are one of the few remaining worsted spinning companies left in the United Kingdom. We are also one of very few who still develop and market yarns in-house.  This affords us the freedom to innovate which sets us apart from the competition.  We firmly believe that knowing where our raw material comes from guarantees that the quality of the finished product is consistently high.

    We source all our own raw material which is then produced into knitting yarn in our state of the art factory based here in West Yorkshire. This reduces the carbon footprint of our products and also enables us to manufacture at a very low cost.