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Shetland Lace in Natural Shetland Wool Shades.

Are you a fan of Shetland Lace? This traditional Shetland art-form which developed out of necessity to help Shetlanders make ends meet from what they had around them has grown to become, with Fair Isle, synonymous with Shetland Knitwear Worldwide; a true home-grown institution. Now more people than ever are discovering this art for themselves, creating beautiful scarves, shawls and christening gowns to pass down to future generations as has been done in Shetland for centuries. This was why we created our new Shetland Lace Collection in 2012.

This new collection has given knitters 9 new designs to try out using our Shetland Supreme Lace Weight yarns. These yarns were developed with the Shetland Amenity Trust as part of the Shetland Fine Lace project to revive a Shetland lace yarn reminiscent of the handspun yarns that would have been used to produce Shetland Fine Lace in the past. These designs have been hugely popular with knitting kits for them being posted out from us here in Lerwick all over the world.

So to add a little bit more variation to this collection, plus a few other lace knits that use our Shetland Supreme Lace, we have added options to the online shop for you to buy these kits in the various beautiful shades of Shetland wool: natural white, fawn, moorit, grey and Shetland black. This will mean you can create something which is even more unique and individual to you.

You can find these on our online shop using the following links, and if you do decide to opt for a shade other than that of the original, please make sure your desired shade is selected before confirming your order. Thank you.

Great Grand Aunt Leezie’s Scarf by Mary Kay


Loren by Gudrun Johnston


Quarry Scarf by Ina Irvine


Anderlea Scarf by Ina Irvine


Dunella Scarf by Kathleen Anderson


Shetland Bound Stole by Monique Boonstra

Shetland Bound

Early Spring Blossom Scarf by Nancy Bush

Early SB

St. Ninian’s Scarf by Mary Kay


Kergord Scarf by Mary Kay


Madeira Lace Shawl by Joyce Ward


Eva Shawl by Gema Ord


Plus here are two others from the Shetland Lace Collection 2012 that we haven’t added shade options to due to their use of multiple shades:

Shetland Crescent by Kieran Foley


Tether by Ysolda Teague


Winter Project #1 – additions to the online shop

Now that the 2013 wool season has died down and Shetland Wool Week has passed for another year we have time to gather our thoughts in what is a slightly quieter time of the year at J&S. This also means we can work on a variety of exciting projects to bring you new products and patterns that use our lovely Real Shetland Wool. The first of these has been sorting through our cones of yarn and getting our Shetland Aran and Shetland Heritage cones on our online shop.Original Shetland Heritage ConesThe Shetland Aran comes in either 500g or 1kg cones which are equivalent to either 10 or 20 balls and the Shetland Heritage comes in 1kg cones which are equivalent to 40 balls. Buying cones gives you a huge saving of 40% for Shetland Aran and 61% for Shetland Heritage to the equivalent weight of balls of yarn. So for larger projects or if you are a regular knitter this is a great option for you. We only take in a limited amount of cones with each batch of yarn produced so to prevent disappointment get yours early before they run out. New Shetland Heritage ConesYou can find Shetland Aran cones here, Shetland Heritage cones here and an updated Jumper Weight cones page here, scrolling down each page to get the full range.