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.
Our biggest selling shetland knitwear in made by Harley of Scotland. We stock mens and ladies shetland knitwear by them, we also have a small selection of our own label shetland for ladies and children, both plain and with the traditional fair-isle yokes.
We think you will find our prices extremely competitive, along with our 90 day money back guarantee, free worldwide postage options and VAT free sales for non EU customers.