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Yarns

Flag Iris - Shilasdair Our luxury yarns include :-

All of our dyed yarns are dyed for us by Shilasdair Yarns in specially designed dyeing cabinets using locally collected or imported natural dyes.

PLEASE NOTE -

  • Colours are for guidance only and we do not have all the shades in stock all of the time.
  • Yarns titled 'wool and wool mixes' have colour codes which are generically applicable to all Aran, luxury mix DK and 4ply garments in the Garments and KnitKits pages.
  • The only exception to this are the natural shades of the undyed Shetland yarns (mid brown/dark brown and three shades of grey) these are available ONLY in Aran weight yarns.
  • Cream yarn is available in Aran/DK and 4Ply weights.
  • The nature of natural dyes, depending on where and when they are collected, whether the dyestuff is used fresh or dried means that colours cannot be exactly replicated. Therefore when making a choice please identify a range of colours in a particular type of yarn and we will send you some samples from which you can make your final selection.
  • Please ensure that you order enough for your project as we cannot guarantee to be able to match the shade at a later date.

You can order using our "Contact Us & Order" page and payment can be made via Paypal, or you can contact the shop with your card details.

Click on the images for their shade codes, which will open in a popup window.

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Wool and Wool Mixes

braes (10K) heathers (10K) lochans (9K) moors (9K)
 
alpacaS (7K) laceweightS (7K) hebrideanS (8K)  
Beautiful naturally coloured Baby Alpaca in DK St Kilda Laceweight: A blend of Soay, Boreray and Shetland wools in 2ply Brown Hebridean: A local Waternish wool in Light Aran Weight  
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Prices:

Aran - Dyed100grm150mtrs / 175yds£8.95
Aran - Undyed100grm150mtrs / 175yds£7.95
Luxury DK100grm300trs / 330yds£12.75
Luxury 4ply50grm200mtrs / 220yds£6.95
Handspun
Baby Camel
100grm220mtrs / 240yds£26.00
Baby Alpaca50grm110mtrs/120yds£8.95
St Kilda
Laceweight
50grm380mtrs / 416yds£15.00
Brown Hebridean
Light Aran weight
100grm160mtrs/174yds£12.50

(Imperial conversion: Please note that 100 gm is a little more than 3Żoz. Yarn gauges are given in both, prices in metric only.)

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Shilasdair Yarn Tensions per 4ins/10cm

YarnNeedle Size MetricNeedle Size USANo of StitchesNo of Rows
Aran, Shetland or Merino4.5 or 5mm7 or 81824
Luxury DK3.75mm52230
Luxury 4Ply3.25mm32836
Handspun Baby Camel3.75mm52028
Baby Alpaca4.0mm62028
St Kilda Laceweight2.5mm54250
Brown Hebridean4.5mm71825

Postage

Postage charges will be in line with the current rates charged by the Royal Mail and will be notified at the time of purchase. Insurance extra if required.

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