Shetland Wool Week Annual 2023 Volume Nine

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The Shetland Wool Week Annual is a true celebration of creativity, crofting and textiles heritage as well as a showcase of the versatility of Shetland wool in all its different hues. The stunning photography captures the essence of the islands and gives us such woolly wonderlust.

The Shetland Wool Week Annual 2023, Volume Nine takes its inspiration from the hues, textures and detail of Shetland’s rugged coastline and natural landscape. This issue includes 12 different Fair Isle, lace and weaving patterns by 11 Shetland designers who bring very personal touches and a depth of detail to their work. As always, Shetland wool takes center stage, with its endless color options, warmth and durability. 

The features in this annual bring a deeper insight into some of the people who are involved in the wonderful world of Shetland wool – all playing a role to ensure that its heritage lives on. With stunning photography taken on location at The Taing on Shetland's west side, you can treat yourself to this journey and and all of inspiration inside. 

Patterns include: 

  • Ella Gordon | Hattie Yoke
  • Elizabeth Williamson | Skelberry Shawl
  • Elizabeth Johnston | Starlight Blanket
  • Jenny Jamieson | Foogry Cowl
  • Emma Geddes | Krokbragd Table Runner
  • Donna Smith | Muckle Leaf Beret
  • Terri Leask | Da Waarie Jumper
  • Linda Shearer | Vista Vest
  • Nicole Coutts | Paet-Bank Gloves & Toorie
  • Hazel Tindall | Tak Six Kloos Mitts
  • Alison Rendall | Buggiflooer Beanie


  • Hats off to Harriet – Laurie Goodlad meets the woman whose determination and smile captured the hearts of the world at the unveiling of a new portrait at Shetland Museum & Archives.
  • Making Knitwear Sing – Felicity Ford on the perils and pleasures of the annual Colourbox Challenge.
  • Creative Living on the Croft – The Tait family are the sixth generation to work the croft at West Lynne. Alastair Hamilton went to meet them and find out about their inspiring careers beyond tending the land.
  • An Object of Hope – Helen Robertson's artistic vision honors the precariousness & industry of her ancestors’ lives.