Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Vol. 5


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.

In Volume 5 we learn about the lives of two 19th century schoolgirls using embroidery samplers housed at the Shetland Museum, by Carol Christiansen. Kate Davies talks about incredible adventures of Betty Mouat, a Shetland knitter who became a Victorian celebrity. Journey back in time with Douglas Sinclair to the era of MV Earl of Zetland, a lifeline connecting Shetland’s northern isles before modern ferries and get to know the story behind Gilly B’s move to Shetland and the inspiration behind her successful paper cut artwork.

As always you can look forward to beautiful photography, 4 Fair Isle knitting patterns by local designers, features, interviews, walks, book reviews, recipes and much more.

Designers featured in this issue:

  • Greta Slipover by Outi Kater
  • Fitchen Mitts by Ella Gordon
  • Noness Beret by Emily Poleson – Using traditional Fair Isle colourwork patterns
  • Storm Dennis Mitts by Marie Bruhat – a knitting pattern inspired by the storm that hit Fair Isle in 2020

Printed and bound in the UK.

Knitwear images photo credit Susan Williams

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