The Croft Knitting Pattern Book - By Sarah Hatton
"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.
We had long awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island Wool, a fibre world-renowned for its fineness, warmth and strength. We were delighted to be given the chance by Jamieson & Smith of Shetland to use this fantastic fleece.
To complement this range, we asked the talented Sarah Hatton to design a collection of garments and accessories that were practical yet distinctive. The garments combine traditional design elements with a contemporary edge that really showcase the unique colour effect of the yarn.
With designs for both him and her, this collection features 14 patterns which work in harmony with the yarn to create something truly special."
This pattern book is designed for Aran weight yarn, specifically The Croft range by WYS, but you can substitute any similar weight yarn.
The Croft yarn: Makeup - Size 100gm hanks (166 metres / 182 yards)
Tension - 24rs x 18sts - 10cm (4") sq - 5mm (US8) needles
This listing is for a physical copy of the book.