The Shetland islands, which are found far off the North of Scotland, have a climate which at best could be described as windy. The Shetland sheep breed which originated in Shetland but are now also kept elsewhere, are small sheep with fine wool. The wool itself when made into knitwear is very warm although slightly rougher in feel than lambswool. The knitwear, like the sheep, is very long wearing and relatively easy to look after.
Real Shetland knitwear is made completely in the Shetland Islands. Shetland knitwear is made from shetland wool but away from the Islands, often in Scotland.
We offer childrens shetland pullovers and childrens shetland cardigans, ladies shetland pullovers and ladies shetland cardigans and mens shetland pullovers. We have fair-isle yoke shetland pullovers and fair-isle yoke shetland cardigans, plain shetland pullovers and plain shetland cardigans and cable shetland pullovers.