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


Please note colours can vary slightly between dye lots. Be sure to order enough yarn to complete your project to reduce the chance of differences between your balls. At YAK we try to ensure that our photos represent colours as accurately as possible, but please be aware that these can vary depending on your computer monitor settings.


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