Hand made knitwear from Spirit of Shetland

Designed and hand knitted in Shetland

Hand made knitwear from Spirit of Shetland


Johnnie's pattern handknit

Johnnie's fairisle pattern sweater Taken from an old photograph, "Dressed in the Native Product", of Johnnie Jamieson from Unst in the 1920's, this pattern has been reproduced in both the natural colours of the Shetland sheep, with brown (moorit) predominating, and in the old Fair Isle colours.

Originally Fair Isle knitting used only the natural colours of the Shetland sheep whilst local plants and lichens were used to create soft, but intense, shades of yellow, orange and green. Indigo dye produced a blue and madder added red to the mix.

Traditionally the patterns are bands of octagons and crosses, called OXO patterns, with bands of small, or peerie, patterns in between.

Ref. Description £ US $  
H45 Crew neck sweater 210 239 342 Add to basket
H46 V-neck sweater 220 251 359 Add to basket
H47 Button up cardigan 235 268 383 Add to basket
H48 Beret 31 35 51 Add to basket
H49 Gloves 24 27 39 Add to basket

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Our knitwear is hand knitted in Shetland homes.

Most knitwear will take up to 4 weeks to knit to your preferred size, style and colour. All orders are acknowledged within 48 hours and an estimate given of delivery time.

Sizing guide

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