Jamieson's Ultra


Yarn Weight: lace

Recommended Gauge: 25 sts = 4 in/10 cm 

Suggested Needles: US 3/3.25 mm

Fibre Content: 50% Shetland wool, 50% lambswool

Skein: 213 yards/195 meters per 25g skein

Colorway: 442 Peach Melba

Construction/Texture: woolen spun plied

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My Experience

Where I got it: I bought it at the Jamiesons shop in Lerwick, Shetland.

Needles I used: Hiya Hiya US 3/3.25 mm

Blocked Gauge I got: 23 sts/40 rows = 4"/10 cm in St st 

My Thoughts: The lambswool in this yarn is so nice! It feels extra soft and delicate. It's much lighter/skinnier than the jumper weight yarns (Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift and Jamieson and Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight - both fingering weight yarns in US terminology), but the recommended gauge is the same for Spindrift (25 sts = 4 in/10 cm) and much looser than for J&S 2 Ply Jumper weight (32 sts = 4 in/10 cm). I'm guessing that's because it's supposed to be used to knit lace with it. I did a lace swatch and will post that as soon as it's blocked and dry. I also knit this in colorwork and I really like it - it's the loftiest colorwork fabric ever! I've got a sweater quantity of this in a gorgeous soft taupe and I think I'll knit it at a tighter gauge. It's so incredibly light that I think even at a much denser gauge it'll still be very lofty, but will be a bit more durable and a little less transparent. One other note - some of the skeins in the picture with all the yarn above are Shetland Spindrift, the jumper weight, not Ultra.   

What I might design with it: Even though it's super skinny, I really want a sweater in this. You all will knit a sweater with a gauge of 30 sts = 4 in/10 cm, right? I'm considering using some of the neutral colors that I've got to do a little bit of colorwork at the yoke or something.

Where you can get some: You can buy it from their website, but you should also check your LYS. It looks like you can order it in the US from Churchmouse, but I couldn't find a Canadian stockist.


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