A Shetland Story
Telling the story of yarn company Jamieson & Smith, this lovely new book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the knitting traditions of the Shetland islands. The book explores the history of the brand, which has been buying and selling Shetland wool since the 1930s. To celebrate the company’s heritage and its future, the book contains 10 brand-new knitting patterns.
Mary Henderson contributes three designs: a modern Fair Isle jumper in Shetland Aran Worsted, and a classic Fair Isle scarf and tam. Other accessories include a honeycomb cowl, modern legwarmers, and Fair Isle socks.
There’s a handsome sweater and vest for men using natural shades, designed by Sandra Manson, a shawl by Gudrun Johnston inspired by Shetland lace traditions, and Mary Jane Mucklestone’s ‘Vaara Vest’ which combines 10 colours of J&S Heritage. £19.99. www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk 01595 693579