The Wool Ride

During Wool Week there are many things happening all over the UK, of course we will be busy with Shetland Wool Week but in London the Campaign for Wool will be hosting their Wool Ride!

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from the Campaign for Wool website: Starting and finishing at Potters Fields on Sunday 5th October, the bicycle ride will journey through some of the streets made famous by London’s most prominent wool supporters, including the archetypal Jermyn Street. Participants will also be able to take in some of London’s key sights and hotspots, passing through iconic scenery such as; London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Knightsbridge, Park Lane and Regent Street. Commencing at 9am and running through till 2pm, this 13.4 mile ride, estimated to take around 1 hour 38 minutes, takes riders along a meandering route with time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the sights of the capital at a leisurely pace.

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in celebration of the Wool Ride, Sandra has designed two free patterns which you can download and make yourself. The Rastoorie and the Bikers Hat. Both are designed to fit over a cycling helmet but of course if you use smaller needles or block the hat over a smaller plate (Sandra used a large dinner plate) it will fit a lot less slouchy. Although if you like that look, go for it!

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The Rastoorie uses lots of small amounts of Jumper Weight so its great for using up odds and ends and the bikers hat features a fun bike motif ‘cycling’ around the hat!

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for more information and to download the free patterns, click  here

Its been a very busy summer at J&S so we haven’t had much time to blog, but with visits from Kate Davies, Deb Robson, Mary Jane Mucklestone and Gudrun Johnson thankfully they have blogged about visiting us! of course the usual tourist season filled with cruise ships and holiday goers has meant for a busy shop.

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We are now beginning to get organised for Wool Week, and we cant wait!

Speak soon!

3 thoughts on “The Wool Ride

  1. curtthesheep September 9, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Wool Week is for everyone to get involved with. You can start your own event and send the details to the Campaign for Wool and news and photographs can be posted. We at Jamieson and Smith started Shetland Wool Week with a wing and a prayer and it has become a major feature in the Shetland calendar.
    At the British Wool Weekend in Harrogate last week we spoke to so many people who really wanted to visit Shetland and the idea of joining in with the SWW activities was a huge draw. Good for everyone from the crofters through to the final lucky customers.

  2. Andy September 10, 2014 / 3:44 am

    Thank you for the hat patterns. Wish I was at Wool Week but knitting these hats will be great fun!

  3. Deborah Robson September 26, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Miss you all! It was great to visit this summer, and . . . well, I’ll just need to come again.

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