Shetland Wool Adventures Journal

Shetland Wool Adventures Journal

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Shetland Wool Adventures Journal, created and edited by Misa Hay, former editor of 60 North and the Shetland Wool Week Annual, is a celebration of all things Shetland.

A limited collector’s edition – beautifully designed, presented and printed, the magazine features beautiful photography, knitting patterns, walks, interesting stories, interviews, recipes and some personal insights into the lives of the isles’ top knitters and craftspeople. These are just some of the delights awaiting you in this constantly fascinating publication. Shetland is a beautiful and inspiring place and the Journal aims to bring a little piece of these magical isles to your home.

VOLUME 5 Now in!

Garment photographs taken by Susan Molloy, and are of the garments featured in Volume 4.

Volume 4 knitting patterns :-

  • Brindister Slipover by Rachel Hunter
  • Taing Fair Isle by Janette Budge
  • Lochside Lugwarmer by Ella Gordon
  • Fireglow Cowl by Wilma Malcolmson
  • Storm Dennis Fisherman's Kep by Marie Bruhat
  • Storm Dennis Slipover by Marie Bruhat

Plus articles about knitted underwear, Shetland's knitting past, Susan Molloy's trip to Fair Isle and others, including a preview of recipes in Marian Armitage's forthcoming book celebrating Shetland ingredients.


Volume 1 knitting projects :-

  • Da Mirknen Mitts by Alison Rendall
  • Hesti Hat by Ella Gordon
  • Brough Shawl by Donna Smith
  • Muckle Roe Gloves by Julie Dennison Find the Kit here
  • Nighthawk Skull Cap by Wilma Malcolmson Find the Kit here
  • Storm Dennis Snood by Misa Hay & Marie Bruhat Find the Kit here


Volume 2 knitting projects;-
  • Atlantic Waves Slipover by Anne Eunson
  • Up Helly Aa Gansey by Rachel Hunter
  • Hesti Mitts by Ella Gordon
  • Nighthawk Slipover by Wilma Malcolmson
  • Hillside Handwarmers by Barbara Cheyne
  • Hamar Slipover by Linda Shearer

Volume 3 knitting patterns :-

  • Culswick Snood by Mary Fraser
  • Vegar Jumper by Barbara Cheyne
  • Oyster Gloves by Wilma Malcolmson
  • Blosta Hat by Amy Gair
  • Halliara Spencer by Alison Rendell
  • New Shell Scarf by Barbara Cheyne

Many of the patterns specify Shetland yarns, and we try to make sure we have all the shades mentioned.

Find Jamieson's Spindrift  here and  Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight here.

Shropshire Ply DK is a woollen spun yarn that is a good substitute for "sticky" shetland wool and for the Brough Shawl find it here, dyed with plants and our Naturist

By purchasing a copy of the Journal you are supporting Shetland small businesses, creative industries and local tourism.