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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by bluemagic View Post
What is the non-MTM sizing like?

I don't remember exactly, but I think it was just a touch slimmer than Christian Scott, which was (and maybe still is) selling shetland sweaters for like 50 bucks. The sizing for Christian Scott is:


XL:- 116cms chest, 70cms neck to end of arm cuff, 62cms bottom of back collar to bottom hem.

Med:- 104cms Chest, 67cms neck to end of arm cuff, 61cms bottom of back collar to bottom hem

Small: Chest 100cms, upper arm 70cms (neck to cuff), back of neck to bottom of hem 60cms

If Scott fits you, you could just go with that, but the colors are kind of boring.
post #17 of 33
I'm liking this Fair Isle: http://www.shetland-knitwear.com/trondra.html Chasingred, how do you access the MTM option on the site?
post #18 of 33
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Hmm, I'm still not finding the "MTM Link" on the website. Are you just saying that "any details you'd like" means MTM?
You have to message them. Barbara will email you back. The website is designed poorly, but it's definitely made to measure. You can also specify things like slimmer sleeves, tighter rib on the hem, etc. It's pretty customizable. Here is the email: info@shetland-knitwear.com
post #19 of 33
They aren't doing any more customs until after the holidays.
post #20 of 33
Thread Starter 
^ Damn it. I should have pulled the trigger sooner.

I suppose that gives me more time to decide on a color.

Anyone want to weigh on on Tundra? Better than Rye and Storm?

post #21 of 33
Has anyone found a website with true-to-real-life colors for all the yarns? Preferably a rolled bunch like above as opposed to a sliver.

The Shetland site isn't the best and some random sites have some, but not all.
post #22 of 33
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Has anyone found a website with true-to-real-life colors for all the yarns? Preferably a rolled bunch like above as opposed to a sliver.

The Shetland site isn't the best and some random sites have some, but not all.

http://www.loopknittingshop.com/prod...land_Spindrift

http://www.feralknitter.com/shop/

http://www.feralknitter.com/yarn/jamieson-blues/

http://www.umgarnt.de/index.php?opti...102&Itemid=128

http://www.woolworks.com/Shop/Yarn/K...sons-Spindrift

http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/kni...iftcolours.htm

http://shop.happyknits.com/products/...land-spindrift

One of these has a red tint to all of their pictures. I can't remember which though, but I'm sure you can figure it out.
post #23 of 33
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Anyone want to weigh on on Tundra? Better than Rye and Storm?

looks it
post #24 of 33
Rye looks classic. Storm looks like classic Cliff Huxtable.
post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by chasingred View Post
You have to message them. Barbara will email you back. The website is designed poorly, but it's definitely made to measure. You can also specify things like slimmer sleeves, tighter rib on the hem, etc. It's pretty customizable.

Here is the email: info@shetland-knitwear.com

Thanks!
post #26 of 33

Wow! Amazing! Thanks so much. I've seen or two of those, but not all. Incredibly helpful.

I ordered a sholmit (gray) vest and amber (orange) v-neck from them last year and love them. Really great stuff and very toasty.
post #27 of 33
The rye is more yellow-green than cream. Intensity of yellow/green color changes depending on the context (rest of your outfit) and the light (incandescent, flourescent, outdoor, etc). Ben Silver has been featuring it lately in their catalogs. It is classic but it's not extraordinarily versatile. I think it does not contrast enough with most light brown trousers (khakis). If you are just getting started with shetlands I recommend the various natural grays. Otherwise go crazy.
post #28 of 33
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The rye is more yellow-green than cream. Intensity of yellow/green color changes depending on the context (rest of your outfit) and the light (incandescent, flourescent, outdoor, etc). Ben Silver has been featuring it lately in their catalogs. It is classic but it's not extraordinarily versatile. I think it does not contrast enough with most light brown trousers (khakis).

If you are just getting started with shetlands I recommend the various natural grays.

Otherwise go crazy.

How funny. Ben Silver stuff seems to use the exact same Jaimeson's yarns.

http://www.bensilver.com/Authentic-S...ers,15397.html

Half the price, with the same exact yarns, in a more customizable sizing. I wouldn't be surprised if they used the same supplier.

I don't see the Rye, however. You sure they sell it? Grays just seem so terribly boring.
post #29 of 33
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I'm liking this Fair Isle:




Me too. I'm thinking about ordering one in silver grey. Has anyone had any problems regarding customs or duties when ordering from Spirit of Shetland?
post #30 of 33
I take it this thread is needless ... now that the MightyFoo has answered?
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