Sheep of the month

Read all about the leg­endary Shet­land sheep and where they re­ally come from

Simply Knitting - - Contents -

ESTAB­LISHED IN UK 8th cen­tury CAT­E­GORY Hill breed

LO­CA­TION Across UK, mainly Shet­land HAN­DLE Very soft and silky

COLOUR 11 shades


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.

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