Fair Isle Pastel Gloves completed…

My latest completed Fair Isle hand knitted gloves which are quite luxurious in that they will not be very practical to wear with being knitted from such lovely light colours. I felt like a change of palette was needed what with the light increasing just now with each passing day of spring, such a lovely … Continue reading

Fair Isle Gloves – Pastel Colours

I have yet to decide on a name for these, if you have any thoughts, let me know.I will share them with you again once the project is complete. These are made using Jamieson’s pool bought from one of my local wool shops in Lerwick, Shetland. They have a brilliant selection of colours there. I … Continue reading

Gillian’s Fair Isle Yoke Cardigan

I am almost there now. I have tonight to sew in the ten buttons I bought today whilst out in Lerwick doing some last minute shopping as well as visiting Granny, Granddad and Granny ‘Voe’. Gillian, our eldest son’s partner, will get this tomorrow amongst her Christmas presents and I hope to get some pictures … Continue reading

USA army colours beret

USA army colours beret

I made this beret last year for friends’ daughter as a present from their Shetland holiday. I was asked to make it in USA army colours and I found this an interesting challenge which turned out fine as the hat was liked and you can see it here worn by it’s owner!

Ronas Voe Jumper is complete

Pictures taken by me last night at Da Blade in Heylor, Northmavine, Shetland. Worn by Christopher, my son, who kindly agreed to do this for me! Two of our cats decided to join in the photo session. Elvis is our black and white cat and Scruffy is the fluffy red and white cat. We love … Continue reading

More Heylor Gloves

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 … Continue reading

Heylor Gloves

I have almost completed another pair of gloves and I have used Jamieson’s of Shetland wool for the main colour – nighthawk – which is a really lovely colour. I have also put in blended colours of two greys and white – both dyed and natural. I found a small ball of a lovely pale … Continue reading

Fair Isle Fingerless Gloves

Made by hand with pure Shetland wool. I have hardly made any gloves before but I was set a challenge by one of my colleagues to knit some as her daughter had lost one of her favourite fingerless gloves and she wished to gift her a new pair of identical gloves. So I thought I … Continue reading

Ronas Voe

I am nearing the end of this jumper now and I am adding in a hood to give it a more modern feel. I can’t wait to get it on!