We await the Shetland Wool Week hat with anticipation every year and get excited about our knitting race and we get no less excited about the annual. Packed full of wonderful patterns and informative essays, this is a wonderful snippet of Shetland life.
Patterns: There are 12 patterns from 11 leading Shetland knitwear designers. Expect vibrant Fair Isle motifs and patterns, subtle, intricate lace, weaving and more.
Ella Gordon | Hattie Yoke
Elizabeth Williamson | Skelberry Shawl
Elizabeth Johnston | Starlight Blanket
Jenny Jamieson | Foogry Cowl
Emma Geddes | Krokbragd Table Runner
Donna Smith | Muckle Leaf Beret
Terri Leask | Da Waarie Jumper
Linda Shearer | Vista Vest
Nicole Coutts | Paet-Bank Gloves & Toorie
Hazel Tindall | Tak Six Kloos Mitts
Alison Rendall | Buggiflooer Beanie
Hats off to Harriet – Laurie Goodlad meets the woman whose determination and smile captured the hearts of the world at the unveiling of a new portrait at Shetland Museum & Archives.
Making Knitwear Sing – Felicity Ford on the perils and pleasures of the annual Colourbox Challenge.
Creative Living on the Croft – The Tait family are the sixth generation to work the croft at West Lynne. Alastair Hamilton went to meet them and find out about their inspiring careers beyond tending the land.
An Object of Hope – Helen Robertson’s artistic vision honours the precariousness & industry of her ancestors’ lives.