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Voe Show 2019

Hello everyone! this past weekend saw the first of this summers agricultural shows here in Shetland and it was the Voe Show, I (Ella) headed up to judge the Colourbox Competition – this is something we do every year with some of the shows, we choose a selection of 8 shades of 2ply jumper weight and then people make things using at least 5 of the 8 shades. This years shades were: 5, FC44, 16, FC46, 32, 23, 91 and FC47

As always the standard was extremely high and it was very hard to judge, its amazing how much the way the colours look changes depending on how they have been put together. I took lots of pictures at the show so here are some of the Colourbox entries:

You have to choose a trophy winner from all the firsts and I chose this allover, I loved the corrugated rib collar and cuffs and thought the colour use and pattern were really excellent: The rest of the knitwear entries contained a huge variety of different styles from Fair Isle and Lace and everything in between – you always see amazing uses of colour, design and finishing. After I had finished in the hall with the knitwear I had a wander around the rest of the Show – the sun had come out and it was a lovely day. Apart from knitting, there is all the sheep, cows, horses and ponies, baking, plants, wool, hens, ducks etc etc.. there are also lots of places to get food, ice cream and stall selling things so it’s easy to spend a lot of time (and some money!) I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of the things to be seen at this year’s Voe Show, Sandra will be judging at Waas and Cunningsburgh in the next week so keep an eye on our Instagram for some pics from those shows, happy knitting!

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hello, I loved this post, am just wondering from looking at your photo’s…the lacy looking knitwear, possibly they are shawls: are these the famous gossamer shawls from the Shetland Isles (I saw a BBC video clip about them from the 1960s) – do those still exist?


    August 5, 2019
  2. Hello, yes they still exist – we sell lots of patterns and kits for 1ply Shawls on our website 🙂

    August 5, 2019
  3. Jean Brock #

    Hi thank you great photos

    August 5, 2019
  4. ninlouise #

    Thank you for this post. I wish I could visit. At the very least I will fire up my needles. There was a beautiful little gold tam that I cannot get over. I will dig through my Jamieson’s and see if I can make something like that one. :))

    August 5, 2019
  5. Gail Roche #

    Hi Ella,Looks like a wonderful day….makes me want to return to shetland just to see events like this.  Is there any chance you could get  a pattern for the lace shawl that won three red ribbons and a yellow. It is stunning as is the hat in your first shot.  Perhaps you could buy the designs that are best of the season and publish them.  These knitters deserve recognition.  Thanks for your consideration.. Gail

    August 5, 2019
  6. jemtext #

    A great post Ella and lovely to see the variety and expertise in the Knitwear and the rest of the show.

    August 5, 2019
  7. Susan #

    Very inspiring, VERY!! Thank you!!

    August 5, 2019
  8. Pat #

    Thanks, Ella! See you later this month, I hope!

    August 6, 2019

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