Hello everyone, Happy Friday! Just a quick post today to tell you about a local charity pattern which has just been released. Harriets Hat has been designed by Harriet Middleton to raise money for the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal. Annually over 600 people have to travel to the Scottish Mainland for an MRI scan as we don’t have one here in Shetland – this places a big impact on people as there can be many issues with travel disruptions, weather and the general stress on having to make the trip and what it could be for.
An MRI scan can be used to diagnose and monitor such conditions as:
- Heart conditions
- Multiple sclerosis
- Arthritis bone and joint damage
- Fertility issues
- Heart defects
- Liver problems
- Internal bleeding
So you can see it would really benefit the Shetland community for us to have access to one.
To raise money Harriet (who had to have MRI scans herself over a two year period) has designed a traditional Fair Isle hat in the appeal colours. The pattern is available to download as a PDF here and we are offering yarn packs of the J&S colourway with all the yarn needed here. (If you purchase a yarn pack it will not include the pattern – make sure to download it)
We have paper copies of the pattern available to purchase in the shop and we will also be donating all the cost of the yarn purchased in the shop here in Shetland.
For more information about the appeal and to donate you can see the website here. Many people all over the world have already purchased the pattern and we know Harriet is very proud of how well the hat is being received so if you have benefitted from the skills of Shetlanders, our knitting and our wool it would mean a lot if you either downloaded the pattern, bought the wool to knit one or donated to the appeal. Thanks and happy knitting xx