The rural agricultural community on the Shetland Islands have a long and prestigious history of rearing Britain’s most northerly native sheep breed and collecting its high-quality wool. This is part of a practice known as crofting, which is integral to the landscape, cultural heritage and social economy of the Shetland Islands. It bonds people and places in a unique way, preserving livelihoods and age old traditions.
West Yorkshire Spinners awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island Wool, a fiber world-renowned for its fineness, warmth and strength. WYS is delighted to be given the chance by Jamieson & Smith of Shetland to use this fantastic fleece.
Ever since the initial launch of The Croft Aran, enthusiastic crafters have been requesting new colors, so WYS developed six new shades - two solids and four unique tweed colorways. These colors have been designed to be interchangeable with the existing collection to create harmonious and eye catching combinations across the range.
The following patterns are included in the book. Please click on any link to view a gift kit which includes this book with enough yarn to complete that pattern. After all, pattern books should come with yarn! (Coming Soon!)
- Ailsa Cardigan
- Alice Geo Sweater
- Alistar Geo Sweater (Cover)
- Drew Hat & Wrist Warmers
- Flora Jumper (Cover)
- Jeanie Cardigan
- Jeanie Waistcoat Vest
- Kyle Scarf
- Skye Cowl
- Skye Sweater
Errata for Flora included with book
Paperback with spiral binding, 62 pages
Published in 2019
Published by West Yorkshire Spinners
Photography by Rosee Woodland & Mary Henderson