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Wirsit Inspo

Hello everyone, If you follow our Instagram or Facebook page you will have seen over the past few months we have started doing weekly ‘Wirsit Inspo’ posts. basically, its where we take an image of something in Shetland and put a palette together inspired by the picture. I have mainly done them in 2ply Jumper Weight but have done one in 2ply Lace and I’m going to try and use more ranges too. When we post them they always get really good feedback so I thought we would share them here too:

Seaweed at the Shetland Museum Slipway. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 2. 1281, FC38, FC44, FC11

Seapinks and Sea, Northmavine. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: FC61, 203, 121, 1283, FC12, 4

Wool Bales. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 81, 54, 1281, 2, 202

Peerie Boat, Shetland Museum. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 202, 66, 125, 16, 122, FC14

Scalloway Haa. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 3, 27, 1, 16, 101

Stratsraad Lehmkuhkl, Lerwick Harbour. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 36, 21, FC47, 91, 66, 1

Fading Heather, Nesting. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: FC12, 80, FC38, 1284, FC21, 16

Sunset. 2ply Lace Weight top to bottom: L63, L15, L53, L96, L95

Wintery Beach. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 203, FC39, FC47, FC21, 2

The Lodberrie and Bains Beach. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 77, 54, FC61, 1281, 32

Seapinks, Sumburgh Head. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 81, FC41, FC11, FC6 and 1A

As we head into winter here (the sun set at 3.22pm yesterday..) it’s great to look back at pictures from seasons past, I will post them here every couple of months but you can follow the #wirsitinspo hashtag on Instagram to keep up with them as we post them, hope this has given you some inspiration,

happy knitting!


9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love these combinations. Especially useful for those of us who cannot visit you in person.

    November 20, 2020
  2. Marion Mackenzie #

    I have been loving these posts. Really gives me confidence to try something creative with colour. Marion

    Sent from my iPad


    November 20, 2020
  3. live4yarn #

    Thank you for this post. I love the fading heathers.

    Linda Julian Title Company


    November 20, 2020
  4. Susan #

    Perfect combinations. Great job.!

    November 21, 2020
  5. V. Torode #

    The photos are fabulous and the colour combinations in the wool balls are inspirational. They really put a smile on my face. Well done.

    November 21, 2020
  6. I live on Shetland and Jamiesons yarn is perfect for recreating colours of the natural landscape. The first palate shown reminds me of Jarlshof an amazing place in itself archaeologically. I copied colours from the lichen on the ancient stones, the grass, wild flowers and the sea. Lindsay Dowding

    November 23, 2020
  7. kikithefirst #

    That’s a fab idea. Really helpful for those of us who have trouble putting colours together.

    January 10, 2021

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