There is a history to Jamieson’s Yarn! Jamieson’s is a family owned company that started in the 1890 in the Shetland Isles by Robert Jamieson. From his shop, he bought or exchanged for goods, knitwear from the local crofters. The knitted goods were then sold on to meet the public demand for fashionable Shetland hosiery beyond the island’s shores.