Yarn Issue 4


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Yarn - The Journal of Scottish Yarns is a new bi-annual journal focussing on community, history, culture and creativity of textiles in Scotland.

It aims to tell the stories - past and present - of the fibres, skills, artisans and industries  and supporting creativity through a range of projects you can make yourself.

Issue 4 Autumn/Winter 2023 features:

  • The first tartan mill to be established in the Highlands for decades, Prickly Thistle seeks answers to today’s issues from the past.
  • V&A Dundee worked with Glasgow micro-weavers, Vevar, to explore their tartan design and create a limited edition piece: a modern interpretation steeped in Scottish textile legacy.
  • With inspiration from across continents, Ripples Crafts has been based in the northwest Highlands of Scotland for 15 years.
  • Centuries of history provide design inspiration for textile conservator Sara Wolf.
  • Lammermuir Wool: the story of a small and friendly flock of Shetland sheep in East Lothian.
  • Kiltmaking is culturally significant for Scotland, but did you know it is an endangered skill?
  • A short history of Sanquhar knitting.

Knitting pattterns:

  • KATT WEAVER, HEATHER AND HOPS Hairst Jumper: lace details and twisted rib around the hem make an elegant jumper, with matching cowl and scarf designs. Designed with Zakami Yarns Aran wool.
  • RUTH ROBINSON Charles III Sanquhar Mitts and Cowl: a new pattern based on historic motifs, created for the Coronation of the new King. Designed with Wee County Yarns Kinross 4 ply wool.
  • SARA WOLF Diamond Twist Socks: inspired by a small knitted fragment found with the Gunnister man in Shetland. Designed with Uist Wool Canach, Westfield Croft Shetland or Whistlebare Cuthbert’s Sock yarn.
  • EMMA VINING Sallochy Bay Shawl: crescent-shaped shawl in two sizes inspired by the life cycle of a mushroom. Designed using Dystopic Fibres 4 ply yarn.
  • LOUISE MOSSOM Sma’ Glen Beanie Hat: inspired by the magical purple sky that precedes snow. Designed with Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift wool.
  • KARIE WESTERMANN Wheatfield Jumper: an everyday staple designed to showcase special wool. Designed for Lammermuir Wool Harestanes DK wool.
  • SYLVIA WATTS-CHERRY Coorie Cardigan: a snuggly cardigan featuring cables framed with intarsia colourwork. Designed with Iona Wool Aran weight wool.

Crochet patterns:

  • SAMIRA HILL, EILDON HILLS DESIGNS Whin Top: a versatile sleeveless garment that can be a poncho or an oversized tank top. Designed with Hawkshaw Sheep Aran weight wool.
  • MERRIAN HOLLAND, MEZZACRAFT Droman Hat: peaks and troughs are accentuated with colour, designed to use up small quantities of DK yarn. Designed for Ripples Crafts yarn or Jamieson’s of Shetland DK wool.
  • MARTA MITCHELL Sunset Song Top: a crocheted tank top inspired by winter skies and designed for layering. Designed using J. C. Rennies (KnitRennies) Supersoft 4 ply wool.

NIC CORRIGAN Dovecot Socks: Fair Isle patterned machine-knitted socks (with hand-knit instructions) inspired by a visit to Dovecot Studios. Designed using Black Isle Yarns Killen Sock yarn.

You can see yarn and sizes for the knit and crochet patterns on Ravelry here.

Includes code for a digital copy

188 pages, 20 x 25.5 cm

Buy Issue 2 here.

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