The plan is set for the Shetland! I spun up a bobbin full and plied it. Since I'm going to knit a folkish sweater I decided to give Navajo plying a test run. I wasn't sure about it as I was plying, but now that the swatch is done, I can't think of any reason not to go with it. I like Navajo plying because it's fast, and if the spinning is going out of control it'll show up sooner than later. So 3-ply Navajo it is. I like the result. The yarn has lovely loft. It's going to be a warm sweater. Size 10 needles. The pics below show my testing progress. The plied yarn on the wheel, on the niddy-noddy, as a hank, as a ball with the finished swatch. The last pic is the pattern I'm going to knit. I found it in a used book store in my home town of Enfield, NH--Bearly Used Books--early last December. It's an old Candide pattern for a Portuguese Fisherman Pullover or "Malha de Pescador." ( www.patternfish.com/patterns/872 ) A better picture of the swatch follows.