This is a Aran weight Shetland Wool Yarn in 46 beautiful shades. This marvelous 100% natural wool product grown and spun in the Shetland Islands knits up 16-22 stitches/20-24 rows equaling 4 inches (10 cm) using 4.0 to 5.0 mm (US Size 6-8) needles. Yarn is packaged in 50 gram balls with approx 101 yards (92 metres) of yarn in each.
Jamieson's Heather Aran yarn is an excellent substitute for the discontinued Scottish Heather yarn that Jamieson's produced for the Alice Starmore pattern books.
Note:Jamieson's Aran weight yarn used to be called Soft Shetland and was packaged in 56.7 gram (2 ounce) skeins. Heather Aran in a new set of colours replaced this in late 2005 and can be used for all Soft Shetland designs.