The Original Shetland yarn by J C Rennie & Co. Made In Scotland. NOT imported! This yarn is ideal for fairisle as it comes in a lovely range of colours which work well together. It is interchangeable with the JC Rennie Supersoft Lambswool 4ply yarn to extend the colour range available. It has quite a 'crisp' handle but feels lovely next to the skin and fluffs up with wear becoming softer. This yarn will be much more hard-wearing than softer imported pure wools that tend to pill badly. This yarn is described as 4ply, however, we have had reports that it knits to a finer tension so please be sure to swatch before substituting. The JC Rennie mill up in Peterhead has been producing yarns and materials in Scotland from Scottish sheep since 1798 and have recently expanded their range to include hand knitting yarns. This is a high quality product at a competitive price that will also help to support our traditional manufacturing heritage.