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Sale!

Hello everyone, just a quick post to tell you about a little online only sale we are having for the next couple of weeks! we’ve reduced a selection of shades all over the ranges and added some other bits and pieces.

You can get 20% off the following shades of 2ply Jumper Weight:

top row: FC9, 1284, 132, 95. bottom row: 90, 79, 32 and 16

20% of these shades of 2ply Lace and 1ply/Supreme 1ply:

top: L136, L95, L78. middle: L68, L53, L15. bottom: L5, 1ply Cobweb Black and 1ply Shetland Supreme Shetland Black

These shades of 2ply Supreme Lace, Heritage Naturals and Aran Worsted:

top: 2ply Supreme Lace in Shetland Balck and Moorit. bottom: Shetland Heritage Naturals in Dark Fawn and Aran in Saxon Blue

We’ve added a discount on our bags:

And we’ve put together some packs of different yarns – some are old stock or test runs so there are a limited quantity but they are a good deal!

We’ve recently received more stock of our Shetland Chunky which we have discontinued and we thought was finished but we’ve found more so its available for £3.50 a ball instead of £7.50:

We’ve also put some packs together containing 7 balls of Shetland Heritage in a selection of Shades:

1 ball of Auld Gold, Indigo, Peat, Coll Black, Berry Wine, Madder and Fluggy White

We have also reduced the Calendars, Cushions and some needles. Its a great chance to get a good deal on some shades and we might be adding some more things over the weeks – it’s on from now (18th February) until the 3rd of March. Happy knitting and shopping!!

just a note: this doesn’t include yarn in kits, it’s only available at the discounted price if bought from the sale page.

This Weeks PDF patterns

Hello everyone, we’ve added some more patterns to our Ravelry and Lovecrafts pages this week, they are:

The Peerie Sheep Cushion, designed by Sandra using our Shetland Worsted Aran, this super cute peerie cushion is so effective. We’ve updated the pattern slightly to make it (hopefully) more clear and we’ve added a tutorial for the loop stitch which you can see on youtube here. We are waiting for more paper patterns so the kits are out of stock just now but will be back on next week.

The St Ninian Scarf designed by Mary Kay, this was released at Wool Week in 2011 and is knit in 1ply Shetland Supreme Lace, a scarf is a great introduction to Shetland Lace and this pattern is fully charted.

The Peerie Lynsey designed by Joyce Ward, this is a children’s version of the Lynsey jumper we added last week and its knit in 4 shades of Supreme Jumper Weight. It also uses steeks so could be a good thing to try before you broached an adult’s Fair Isle.

The final pattern for this week is the Quarry Scarf by Ina Irvine, also knit in 1ply Shetland Supreme. Its seen here in the Shetland Black and it shows the pattern so well, again this pattern is fully charted.

So you can find these patterns and more on our Ravelry and Lovecrafts shop pages, happy knitting!

This Weeks PDF patterns

Hello everyone, the days are getting brighter here in Shetland! We are continuing to add patterns online and this week’s PDF patterns added to Lovecrafts and Ravelry are:

The Rosemary Shawl CW115 by Gladys Amedro is one of our best selling 1ply Shawl patterns, its currently only available in written form (no charts) and using Gladys’ abbreviations but once you get them in your head it’s very clear. We have plans to also offer it in a charted form so keep an eye out for that!

It can be knit in either 1ply Cobweb (available in Black and White) or 1ply Shetland Supreme (available in Natural White, Fawn, Moorit, Black and Grey)

The Fine Lace Stole and Scarf is another of Gladys 1ply Patterns, the pattern contains instructions for a stole (pictured above – 60″ x 22″) or a scarf (45″ x 15″) it contains traditional Shetland Lace motifs like the Ring Stitch, Print of the Wave and a peaked edging. Again this can be knit in either 1ply Cobweb or 1ply Shetland Supreme. This also is a written out pattern and uses Gladys’ abbreviations.

The Lynsey Jumper by Joyce Ward is a classic Fair Isle Allover jumper knit in Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight, the undyed yarns and traditional Shetland motifs make for a timeless gansey. It uses corrugated rib and steeks for the arm and neck holes. It can also be knit in 2ply Jumper Weight but you will need to account for the difference in yardage between Supreme and Dyed Jumper Weight (the Supreme is sold in 50g balls and 2ply Jumper in 25g but its not exactly double the amount)

Another fun pattern we’ve added this week is the Fair Isle Tea Cosy designed by Masami Yokoyama. This pattern only uses 3 colours of 2ply Jumper Weight and also utilises steeks for the handle and spout so it makes a great introduction to Fair Isle knitting and steeks in a smaller project.

As always if there are any J&S patterns you would like to have available as a download let us know and we will try to get them on, happy knitting!

Lerwick Up Helly Aa 2020

Hello everyone, today is Lerwick Up Helly Aa day! this is just a reminder that we will be closed tomorrow Wednesday 29th January as it is a public holiday here. If you would like to know more about the event see here and if you would like to watch the event live today and tonight there is a live stream which can be seen here. If you’re on Instagram it’s worth looking at the #uphellyaa2020 and #uphellyaa as lots of people will be adding photos as the day goes on!

Northern Lights KAL Inspiration

Hello everyone, today we thought we’d share some inspiration if you are thinking about taking part in our Northern Lights KAL, there are projects starting to appear on Ravelry and still plenty of time to enter. Now Christmas and New Year are past us there is more time for knitting and certainly, here in Shetland, we are having very dark, windy and rainy nights that just ask for hunkering down and doing some knitting.

Photo Copyright: David Gifford

I thought I’d share some patterns which could easily be used to convey the feeling of the Northern Lights or even take their inspiration directly from it:

L-R: Prairie Stars Gloves – Outi Kater, Sky Gazing Toque – Simone Van Iderstine and Pole Star Mittens – Joan Poleson.

L-R: Merrie dancers Toorie – Elizabeth Johnston, Aurora Polaris Cowl– Lou Lachance

These patterns all use Fingering Weight/4ply so would work perfectly with 2ply Jumper Weight, this is the range in which we have the widest range of colours but you could take motif inspiration from the patterns and use any weight of yarn – 2ply Lace, Shetland Heritage, The Croft, Shetland Aran Worsted..

Of course, you could choose to go down the Shetland Lace route – I found these two patterns, one of which is directly inspired by Northern Lights:

If you would like to put together your own motifs or patterns there are lots of great books to help with that – some of the best selling ones are:

I’ve focused on knitting styles more common in Shetland – Fair Isle/Colourwork and Lace but remember you can use any style of knitting as long as you use all J&S yarns – you can use any, from cobweb up to chunky but to be eligible for a prize you must be able to show it is made in our wool.

If you are struggling with colours I’ve found a few websites you can use, Coolers.co lets you upload an image and puts together a palette from that picture:

Adobe Color is another website that lets you search palettes:

Some other colours inspiration websites are: Design Seeds, Colour Lovers and Colordot.

I hope this has given you some inspiration if you would like to take part, the details of the KAL are:

  • KAL will run until 1st April 2020.
  • You can make any type of Knitted Garment/Accessory or Home item.
  • What you make must only use Jamieson & Smith yarns.
  • Item must be inspired by Northern Lights either in colour, motif or effect – or all three!

You can share what you’re making with the #northernlightskal on Instagram and you must tag Ravelry projects with #northernlightskal

Happy knitting!

More Pattern PDF’s Available Online

Hello everyone, we’ve added 4 more PDF patterns to our Lovecraft’s and Ravelry stores this week, they cover a range of classic Shetland patterns:

First up is the Yuglet Hat designed by Lesley Smith this is a classic Shetland cap with corrugated rib, traditional motifs and an easy but very effective crown. Its knit in Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight in all Natural shades.

The next pattern is our Circular Shaded Shawl knit in Shetland Heritage Naturals, originally designed by Gladys Amedro and knit in 2ply Lace we updated this pattern a few years ago with charts and written instructions.

Our Natalia Yoke by Sandra is a classic Bairns Yoke knit in Jumper Weight, It is knit traditionally in the round with a steek but it also includes instructions for if you wanted to knit it flat, the relatively small size makes it a great first steeking project, and as there are only 3 different contrast shades a great first Fair Isle project too.

Our final pattern this week is the Shoormal Hap, also knit in Shetland Heritage Naturals, this Hap pattern is taken from the Traditional Shetland Scarves and Shawls booklet (Bestway K133) This pattern is described as ‘one of the most widely known and characteristic of Shetland designs..’ we made improvements on the pattern making it easier to follow and knit and have provided both written and charted instructions for the border and edging.

So you can find all these patterns on both our Ravelry shop and Lovecraft’s page, if you would prefer a paper copy and kit they are all available on the website. Happy Knitting!

Christmas and New Year Closing

Hello everyone, just a quick post to let you know our closing dates over Christmas and New Year. We will close today (Monday 23rd December) at 1pm and reopen Monday 6th January 2020 at 9am. During this time no orders will be dispatched or emails replied to but if you have any burning questions you can message us on Facebook, Instagram or in our Ravelry group and we will do our best to get back to you.

Thank you for all the support and business this year and we hope you have a happy Christmas and New Year!

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