All of the knitted pieces are in Jamieson & Smith yarns. Yay!
The red and white knitted trousers worn by the guy with the book were machine knitted in the very lovely Lu's studio, and the red bubble top worn by the girl at the top was hand-knitted in Shetland by Angela Irvine.
We've just released our Peerie Lynsey online. This Fair Isle kit was originally made for Oliver's grandaughter, Lynsey, who is shown wearing the finished ganzie when she was just a peerie thing.
Here's Lynsey a couple of months ago in the yarn store...
So, as you can see, the pattern has been around for a while but it's never been online - shock horror! So here it is, for a whole new generation of peerie things to enjoy. The kit comes in 3 sizes (24", 28" and 32") and is a smaller version of the unisex adult Lynsey, a Jamieson & Smith favourite.
Hjaltland - Old Norse (read: Old Romantic) name for Shetland.
Halo - the oh-so-technical term given to the fairy like haze that floats above real Shetland wool, created by the extra fine fibres.
= probably 'the' most natural, sustainable fibre.... ever.