Shetland Wool Adventures Journals are a celebration of all things Shetland. Experience life in Shetland through beautiful photography and stories from some of the isles’ best writers, knitters and craftspeople.
Volume 4 travels travels to Fair Isle, home of Fair Isle Knitting. As always you can look forward to beautiful photography, six knitting patterns by local designers, features, interviews, walks, book reviews, recipes and much more.
Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol. 4, includes:
- 6 knitting patterns, photographed by Susan Molloy and illustrated Lorna Reid
- Interview with Oliver Henry from Jamieson & Smith about the changes he’s seen in Shetland’s world-famous wool industry and why, at the age of 72, he’s still in his boiler suit, packing wool.
- Anne Sinclair investigates Fair Isle knitting history, and how has it weathered the storms
- An insight into what it’s like moving to Fair Isle and setting up a textile and tourism business with Marie Bruhat
- Follow Susan Molloy's trip to Fair Isle where she fell into the island’s own seductively communal rhythm.
- Janette Budge talks to Rachel Challoner, a crofter in Fair Isle who has recognised the desire for natural shades of Shetland wool, and is adapting her flock.
Designers featured in this issue: Wilma Malcolmson, Rachel Hunter, Janette Budge, Ella Gordon, Marie Bruhat.
you can see size and yarn requirements for the patterns here.
Printed and bound in the UK.
Knitwear images photo credit Susan Molloy