Fibre: 100% Shetland wool
Yardage: 115m per 25g ball
Gauge: 32 stitches per 10 cm
Recommended needle size: 2.5-3.25 mm needles
Colour work knitting has traditions going back hundreds of years. Thanks to some really good modern designers it is becoming more and more popular. From mittens and hats to yoked jumpers and allovers one of the quintessential yarns for this work is Jamieson and Smith Jumper weight.
This 2 strand, woollen spun 4 ply weight yarn comes in convenient 25g balls in a wide range of shades from natural greys to jewel brights so that is easy to gather a palette of beautiful colours with which to experiment without breaking the bank. A couple of balls and you have some fingerless mitts, three balls will give you a hat. Options for combining stitch patterns and colours – limitless.