I have really enjoyed making up these gloves from this simple, yet effective old Fair Isle pattern. I’ve made up three pairs of gloves using a variety of colour schemes. The ones with the dark brown fingers are from Jamieson and Smith Shetland Supreme jumper weight wool which is not dyed. I like these as the wool is so cosy.
In the fingerless ones I used main colour from Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift range – Raspberry as the main colour. The other pair is also using a main colour from the same range and I have used Nighthawk as the main colour.
Heylor is in the Shetland islands in the north mainland in the parish of Northmavine. It is a very scenic area with a long seven mile voe – Ronas Voe and the red granite cliffs on the opposite side where Ronas Hill can be accessed are truly breath-taking.