Tagged with Shetland Wool

Pastel Fair Isle Gloves

At last I have settled down to completing the pattern….. For these Pastel Fair Isle gloves which are inspired by all the beautiful sea pinks, roses, pale blue skies and wonderful long day light hours we are enjoying in the Shetland isles at the moment – which is where the yellow and white come in! If you’d like … Continue reading

My Dad – wooden things for wool

In this post I am sharing with you a little bit about my dad as over the last few years dad has kindly made me wooden things to use with my knitwear. These things  have been used when I have completed knitting Shetland lace scarves, woollen socks, Fair Isle gloves, or jumpers. These boards are commonly used in Shetland – … Continue reading

Shetland Otter Beret

After the severe storm here in Shetland on Saturday, I walked to the beach on Sunday afternoon with my latest Fair Isle hat along with my camera to get some shots of it outdoors in what was left of the day light. I photographed more than I expected as I happened to amazingly stumble upon … Continue reading

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

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!

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!

A Fair Isle ‘toorie’ hat

I love the contrasts in this fair isle hand knitted hat which does brighten up a dull November day in Shetland. I have made this design a couple of times as a male colleague admired it, so I made him up one. It is great for wearing  when walking his dog in the wilds of the island of … Continue reading