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he Shetland Wool Week Annual 2017 edition is packed with exclusive patterns, fascinating essays, interviews with top knitters and glorious photography take in Shetland’s historic capital, Lerwick.
SWW 2017 Patron Gudrun Johnston’s Bousta Beanie; Donna Smith’s Addie’s Scarf; Terri Malcolmson’s Triple Tone Circular Scarf; Wilma Malcolmson’s Vermeer Cushion; Outi Kater’s Rosepath Sweater; Ella Gordon’s Tveir Fingerless Mittens; Marie Wallin’s Fetlar Scarf; Elizabeth Johnston’s Shoormal Neck Shawl; Di Gilpin’s Geo Snood; Julia Billings’ Sea Thrift Mitts; Jen Arnall-Culliford’s Sumburgh Hat; Carol Christiansen’s Churchill Pattern.
Essays include Roslyn Chapman extraordinary stories of some historic Shetland knitters, all male; Douglas Sinclair writes about Shetlander Arthur Anderson who founded the P&O shipping line and championed the isles’ textile industry; a fascinating insight into Shetland knitwear designer Victoria Gibson whose career spans five decades; and Carol Christiansen on rooing, an almost lost method of producing the best wool for hand spinning.
Extraordinary illustrations, a selection of book reviews and some personal insights into the lives of the isles’ top knitters. The Shetland Wool Week Annual 2017 is available at £18, but get your copy quickly, it’s bound to be in short supply.