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Dreaming of Shetland


DSC01798DSC01732DSC01808I would love to travel to Shetland for Woolweek but as things stand have to console myself knitting a Shwook hat.

The Shwook hat is a design by the amazing Hazel Tindall, patron of this year’s Woolweek, and a free pattern on Ravelry. Hazel is an expert on fair isle knitting, as well as the world’s fastest knitter, with 255 stitches in 3 minutes. Click here to see her in action. She has recently made a dvd on fair isle knitting which is to be released soon.

Apart from being a fun knit, the Shwook hat is a great project to use up spare quantities of yarn left from other projects. I used Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight left over from the colourwork in (not yet finished) Ursula cardigan and my Sixareen capelet. It was such a pleasurable knit that I immediately cast on another one. There is a Shwook KAL on Ravelry sponsored by Jamieson & Smith. Check it out.

Scotland has been very much on my mind over the past few days, so I thought I’d thought I’d finish this post with this lovely traditional Scottish tune. Enjoy and have a good week!



6 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. I love the colors you chose for your hat and you always manage to make such nice pics! Like how the colors of the apple are repeated in your hat! LOVE!!!!
    I’ll have to look into “Woolweek”, sounds very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing that tune, it’s wonderful.


  2. i’m over from raverly, loved your title! and i love your shwook, such lovely colors! i’m inspired by yours to make another too!


  3. Your hat is lovely! I also love the colours you’ve chosen for Ursula in the previous post. Thanks for the song as well. I just started taking violin lessons from my daughter’s teacher and I’m trying to learn several Scottish traditional songs, including that beautiful one.


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