Shetland Wool: High Seas Heritage, Hardworking Character
For centuries, Scotland's Shetland Islanders faced long cold nights fishing treacherous seas. It was a hard life, but it did afford one comfort: sweaters like this Shetland Wool Cardigan, made of the sturdy yet lightweight, surprisingly soft warmth of wool from Shetland Island sheep. Today, Shetland wool is farmed worldwide, but it retains the character that once shrugged off North Atlantic winds, repelled mist and insulated seafarers from the relentless cold. It's what we've used to craft this classic Shetland Wool Cardigan. And naturally we've built in all the extras you expect from Duluth, including better-fitting fully fashioned sleeves and resilient rib neck, cuffs and hem with spandex yarns added to prevent sagging and bagging. We even knitted in Armpit Gussets for ease of movement – something you won't find anywhere else. Give a Shetland sweater as a gift, and you can be sure it'll long be cherished.