Shetland DK Undyed British Wool


How beautiful is this Undyed British Wool Shetland DK available in four natural shade gradients from light to dark beige and browns

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Shetland DK Undyed British Wool

Skein of non-superwash Shetland wool DK-weight yarn in 50g or 100g options:
• 100% Shetland sheep’s wool from a well cared for Welsh flock of sheep
• Non-superwash
• Grown and spun in Wales, hand-dyed in South West England
• DK-weight (Double Knit / Light Worsted / Yarn category 3 – Light)
• 100g skeins: approx. 185-215 m per 100 g (202-235 yds per 3.5 oz) [varies slightly by shade]
• 50g skeins: approx. 93-107 m per 50 g (101-117 yds per 1.76 oz) [varies slightly by shade]
• Recommended needle size: 3.75 mm – 4.5 mm (US 5 – 7)
• Woollen spun, 3-ply yarn
• Undyed – shades created by blending different fleeces from the same flock

About this Undyed British Wool

This single-flock Shetland yarn comes from a family-run farm in West Wales. It’s naturally strong, and especially warm thanks to it being woollen spun, perfect for sweaters. It’s got some springiness to it, good grip, and great stitch definition, so well-suited to colourwork, cables, and lace patterns alike. It’s soft enough to be worn around the neck, in my opinion, although of course this is subjective and varies between wearers.

100g batches of this yarn comes as a hank, wound into a skein, so it must be wound into a ball or cake before use to avoid irreconcilable tangles. 50g batches may come as a skein or a cake.

In order to minimise environmental footprint and preserve wool’s natural properties, the yarn has not been superwash treated. This does mean that you will need to soak and hand-wash your finished project in cold or room temperature water and gentle pH-neutral soap. Although this yarn has been rinsed, it may still contain some small traces of natural dye materials. Please don’t be alarmed if a little colour runs off during the first wash.
If dyed with indigo, some indigo may lightly stain your fingers while knitting with this yarn. Although I rinse skeins thoroughly to try and reduce this as much as possible, a bit of staining (also called crocking in this case because it is caused specifically by abrasion) is part and parcel of natural indigo-dyed products.

Find more lovely yarns from Ro Dyeworks, who hand-dyes British wool yarn using natural dyes (botanical dyes), and also sells high-quality tools and  linen and certified organic cotton thread that is commercially dyed with as low-impact