Shetland Raw Fleece Knitting Project

Macchiato’s fleece was one of two Shetland fleeces I purchased from Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium at the Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival in 2019. These Shetland are raised in Bagdad, KY, along with Gotland, Icelandic, Finn, and other breeds.

I spun a sample of Macchiato’s fleece last year during the Tour de Fleece, but this is the first knitting project I’ve completed with the sample yarn. It wasn’t my favorite to spin, but the end result was fine. I think I left too much lanolin in the fleece when I originally scoured it, so I’ll be washing this beanie in some Unicorn power scour to get the remaining lanolin out.


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