Needle Size: 2-4 US; 6.5 st. per inch (26 sts = 4 inches)
This yarn is not made from Shetland Wool - rather, the name 'Shetland' refers to the size of the yarn and not the fiber content. The wool is a blend of an Australian fine wool and a hearty New Zealand wool that gives the yarn its luster. Shetland is spun more tightly on the spinning frames (higher turns per inch) so it is highly durable and will wear better and better every year. Don’t let the crunch fool you. It will soften over time and will become a favorite sweater or accessory.
This is the hardest-wearing yarn the Granite State has ever produced. Mittens and colorwork projects knit with this yarn will outlast any other yarn out there! Great for cables and texture.