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)
To be fair. I love this. I love the texture, the colors, how it knits, etc. My problem is that there is a pink fleck in it. I had wanted to use this for my dad's sweater but the pink is a non-starter for him. The flecks are lovely but for a pink adverse man, nope.
I have always been happy with Paton’s yarn, so I had no qualms about ordering the toasted tweed to make an outdoor fall-weight pullover. Paton’s yarns knit up well, are washable, and durable. It has turned out very well, easy to care for, warm, and very good looking. If I had one wish, it could have been a touch softer for a more luxurious feel. As it is, the sweater has the same hand as a typical fisherman’s knit, which is quite good in itself.