Sheep of the month
Read all about the legendary Shetland sheep and where they really come from
ESTABLISHED IN UK 8th century CATEGORY Hill breed
LOCATION Across UK, mainly Shetland HANDLE Very soft and silky
COLOUR 11 shades
FLEECE WEIGHT 1-1.5kg
DID YOU KNOW? 1 Shetland yarn is sold as ‘2-ply jumperweight’ – it’s the equivalent of a 4ply weight yarn.
2 You can’t herd Shetland sheep with a dog – they haven’t been bred to trust them! 3 A traditional Shetland wedding ring shawl, no matter what the size, is so fine and delicate it can be pulled easily through a wedding ring.