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Kate Davies’ Sixareen Patterns

Kate Davies’ Sixareen Kep and Sixareen Cape are now available on our online shop as kits! The patterns arrived this morning so we couldn’t wait to get them online. They’re the first patterns that Kate has designed in our Shetland Heritage range, which makes us even more excited about them. As with all Kate’s designs they have been very popular so far judging by the distinctive yarn combinations we have been posting out from J&S.


These two new kits add to a number of Kate’s other patterns that she has designed to suit the specific character – the unique softness, bounce and ‘halo’ – of our Real Shetland Wool yarns: the BMC in our 2ply Jumper Weight; the Sheep Heid, Rams & Yowes BlanketSheep Carousel and Toby’s Coat in our Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight; and the Warriston in our Shetland Aran; and that is even before we mention those designs in her book Colours of Shetland. Also to make it easier to find all these beautiful designs in one place we have added a Kate Davies section to the kits part of the online shop. I’m sure there will be more to come in the future!

You can find the Sixareen Kep here and the Sixareen Cape here on our online shop.

You can also find out more on Kate’s Blog about the Kep here and Cape here where you also get to see beautiful photography such as this. Amazing!


3 Comments Post a comment
  1. So beautiful, I’m speechless.


    June 13, 2013
  2. Elisabeth Norris #


    We would like to attend the wool week in October. Are we too late to book places in the workshops and can we reserve places and then try and book flights, as we would be coming from Berkshire and Suffolk. We are also concerned that there might be a problem finding somewhere to stay. We would appreciate your advise.


    Liz Norris

    Sent from my iPad

    June 13, 2013
  3. Hi Liz,
    Due to Shetland Wool Week expanding outwith its birthplace of J&S to the whole of Shetland, bookings are now all made centrally through Shetland Box Office at to make it easier for visitors and prevent anything getting double booked. Many of the events are booked up but Shetland Box Office should be able to give you a better idea of what’s still available as well as answering any other requests you have.

    Regarding travel, accommodation, etc the best place to look is Visit Shetland at Here are direct links for accommodation, ferry travel and air travel.

    You can also find out more about Shetland Wool Week at

    I hope this is of some help to you. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to get back to us.

    June 14, 2013

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