Jumper weight yarns are 100% Shetland wool and are traditionally used in the knitting of Fair Isle garments. Available in the full pallette of beautiful shades originally designed by Jamieson and Smith, this yarn is the flagship yarn, and cannot be imitated in terms of depth of colour and spinning quality - although many have tried! 2ply refers to the plys in the yarn, this wool is a 4ply Woollen Spun thickness. The cones are oiled for machine knitting so the finished item must be washed, you can knit this together with the balls although if you are using strong colours (red, blue, black etc) we would suggest swatching in case of colour bleed until the cone wool is washed.
Please note: as the cones are oiled this can slightly change the colour until washed, check the ball photos for a more accurate colour.
4ply/fingering 500g cone
100% Real Shetland Wool
Suggested Needle Size: 3/3.5mm
Tension: 28 sts and 36 rows over 4 inches using 3mm needles over stocking stitch.
28 sts and 32 rows over 4 inches using 3mm needles over Fair Isle.