Jamieson & Smith – 2ply Jumper Weight
2 ply Jumper Weight is Jamieson & Smith’s flagship 4 ply yarn and is a woollen spun yarn meaning it is light, lofty and round. Traditionally Shetland yarns have been used for knitting fair-isle garments and accessories as the handle is sticky and the 25g balls let you mix and match with minimal waste. It does however, makes a great choice for many 4 ply projects. The colour palette is amazingly vast and includes both heathered shades and solids.
Since its foundation in the 1930’s Jamieson & Smith has now become an icon of the Shetland wool industry. Today the company sources their wool from amongst 700 Shetland crofters and farmers and they play a key role in supporting the local economy. With sheep left grazing on hills and beaches, crofting has a minimal environmental impact.
Their fleece is scoured at Hatworth Scouring in Bradford – a plant with high ecological standards working under ENco certification. Hatworth is also registered with the Soil Association and has GOTS Accreditation. Jamieson & Smith spin and dye their yarn at a mill in Yorkshire.
Weight: 4ply (fingering)
Fibre: 100% Shetland wool – non-superwash
Ball: 25g = 115m (125 yds)
Needle size: 2.50 mm – 3.25 mm (US 1 ½ – 5)
Gauge: 32 stitches x 46 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 in x 4 in)
Spin: woollen spun
Fibre Origin: Shetland Islands
Processed: scoured, milled & dyed in Yorkshire, UK
Care: hand wash