Woolly Thistle Da Crofter&
Woolly Thistle Da Crofter&
Woolly Thistle Da Crofter&

Woolly Thistle Da Crofter's Kep Yarn Sets in URADALE

Regular price$ 67.95

Da Crofter's Kep (Cap) Yarn Set

Wilma Malcolmson's Da Crofter's Kep pattern has received so much love and we couldn't resist pairing it with this gorgeous Uradale Yarn that we are so pleased to stock. Uradale Yarns are organic and sourced only from native Shetland sheep.  Knitting with Uradale is an experience to be had and the Da Crofter's Kep is the perfect way to showcase these beautiful yarns!

This colorway was put together by Emma, who you may have seen on our Shopcast offering some great information about working with colors in your knitting. We just love how her Da Crofter's Kep turned out and we wanted to make this yarn set available to you.

Yarn Set Includes:

  • 7 cakes of Uradale Yarn in Woolly Thistle Colorway with yarn base choice of either Aetmeal or Beremeal 
  • A Woolly Thistle stitch marker
  • The Woolly Thistle Tote Bag

TWT Colorway: Aetmeal, Ling Heath, Moss Heath, Bluebell Heath, Tormentil Heath, Graeff

Beremeal Base TWT Colorway: Beremeal, Ling Heath, Moss Heath, Bluebell Heath, Tormentil Heath, Graeff

The Da Crofter's Pattern is a free pattern available for download from Shetland Wool Week

Uradale Yarn 2ply Jumper Weight:

  • Weight: 2-ply/Jumper Weight
  • Package: approx 94yds/25g per yarn cake
  • Gauge: 21 to 27 sts over 4" 
  • Breed: Organic Native Shetland
  • Made in UK; 100% Organic Shetland Wool

More information and our selection of Uradale 2ply Jumper Weight Yarn here!  

Please note that every effort is taken to represent the true colors of the yarn and that monitor settings will vary. 

You will also need:

- 1 set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) or your preferred needles for knitting small diameters in the round.  Different gauges are used to achieve different hat sizes so swatching is important. Suggested needle sizes are 2.5mm, 2.75mm or 3.0mm depending on the size of hat you are knitting.


Please refer to Da Crofter's Kep pattern for gauge information.  Different gauges are used to achieve different sizes of hat. It is important to get gauge to ensure you have enough yarn. 


A few words about Da Crofter's Kep from Wilma Malcolmson:

Tammy Fraser, my father, was a crofter who worked the land throughout his life. Although this involved long days, difficult times and many struggles, I know that he loved what he did and remember the great pride he had in his achievements.

So, just as ‘Katie’s Kep’ is a tribute to my mother and all the knitters like her, ‘Da Crofter’s Kep’ is my way of honouring the people who work the land here in Shetland. For generations, and in all weathers, their commitment to their land and livestock has ensured that families are provided for and a special way of life has not been lost. Without them there would be no Shetland sheep, no wool and no yarn... imagine that!


Also just a fun wee note that "Da" in Shetland means "The" so with that logic can you figure out what Da Wadderman would be?  For a hint you can give Da Wadderman a look and follow on Instagram!


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