Patons Shetland Chunky is a bulky wool blend yarn that is easy-care and machine washable and dryable. Great for making garments and accessories. Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low heat.
Yarn Weight: 5 - Bulky
Yarn Ball Weight: 3.5 oz. / 100 g (Tweeds: 3 oz. / 85 g)
Yarn Ball Length: 148 yard / 136 m (Tweeds: 125 yard / 114 m)
Knitting Tension: 15 stitches x 20 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
Crochet Tension: 11 sc x 12 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
Suggested Needle: US 10 (6 mm)
Suggested Crochet Hook: H-10 (6 mm)
Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool (French: 75% Acrylique, 25% Laine)
First "tried" this yarn in 1976 when I made my first yoke design sweater from a Patons Booklet. I still wear it and aside from a little pilling after countless washes and wearings it has kept its shape (unlike its wearer) and continues to be my first choice for polar vortex season. Knitting with this yarn is a trouble-free experience, no splitting, no irregularities and a soft, lofty hand. Technically a chunky or aran weight, it can perform well at a worsted weight guage. Grateful it is still available. Yarn Canada delivered my order very quickly with no issues. Thanks!
I made a scarf for my brother in his college colours. It's a Christmas gift so have not yet heard how he likes it!
I haven't started my project (a lady's jacket) yet. However, the yarn is of good quality, the colours are what I had hoped for and I look forward to starting the project in the very near future. I would definitely purchase the yarn again.
I am new to working with yarn and crocheting, but I love this yarn! It is so soft, and I find it very easy to work with. I will definitely purchase it again!