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The Shetland Trader Vol 3 by Gudrun Johnston


We are delighted to add to our selection of contemporary knitwear design books the long-awaited third volume of The Shetland Trader series which celebrates Gudrun Johnston’s geographical and familial roots. Get ready for a collection of groovy 70’s silhouettes, classic Shetland colourwork and contemporary design elements – bold outlines and shapes which feature intricate, time-honoured Fair Isle motifs. 

The 11 patterns in the book not only incorporate the traditional Shetland knitting techniques and motifs Gudrun has helped to popularise internationally, but also represent a throwback to the made-to-order knitwear business run in the 1970s by Patricia Johnston, Gudrun’s mother, which operated as The Shetland Trader. Exclusively for The Shetland Trader, Book Three, Gudrun has selected some of her mother’s best-loved designs and updated them for twenty-first century knitters. Use these patterns to create Shetland-chic ensembles as well as timeless heirloom pieces.

All designs in this book have been created to be knitted with Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight or Jamieson & Smith Lace Weight


Softback, 147 pages

Language:  English