Sunday, 26 June 2011


We've been neglecting our little halo for a couple of weeks... but we're back! First of all, some old ganzie inspiration, retrieved from the darkest depths in need of some good old tlc.

Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight shades: 75, 18, 9113, 77, 66, 23, 1.


PS. This reminds me, we'll shortly be outing a project we've been keeping quiet for a little while... Another lovely piece of wool history with the Shetland Museum and Archives. Yay oh yay oh yay, can't wait!


The Warriston pattern by Kate Davies is out. Yay!

The smock design is knitted in Jamieson & Smith Shetland Aran. I'm thinking about one in BSS19, or BSS80. And then there are a couple of shades on sale (BSS71, BSS73, and BSS74) - the perfect excuse to have more than one...

 Kate has released the pattern as part of her beautiful new digital magazine, TextIsles. Love it.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A little bit of Japan, and a thankyou

At Jamieson & Smith we sometimes get little thankyou notes and photos, and we're always a little bit taken aback with how thoughtful our customers are.

This is the latest little token, some green cherry straight from Japan. It made us think about how important it is to say thankyou as often as we can, and mean it. So from all at Jamieson & Smith, thankyou for supporting our woolly Shetland wool, and for being so cute.


Friday, 10 June 2011


The newest Jamieson & Smith pattern - a bit of lighthearted knittingness.

Keep an eye out for the pattern, it's still a couple of weeks away. And let us know if you have any suggestions for names...


Friday, 3 June 2011

Aaaw, too cute


There was a little girl in the J&S yarn store the other day wearing the most gorgeous Shetland Lace bonnet in 2ply lace weight, secured with ribbons under her little chin. It instantly reminded us of this too cute bairns cockleshell scarf in 2ply Lace Weight on the Shetland Museum and Archives Photo Library. Doesn't it make you think of a little cutie pie toddling off to school wrapped up in a wool coat and a hat, complete with scarf? We think it's something about the combination of the shape and the old fashioned colours (I'm thinking L1, L3 AND L4) that is so evocative.

Have a peep here at our cockleshell stole kit. Remember you can mix and match shades from the 2ply Lace Weight collection, or the 1 ply Cobweb, and pop them in the 'Delivery and Order Options' box at checkout. My two favourite cockleshells are a short scarf that tucks in to a jacket collar in blues and browns, and a really wide, really long one in black jumper weight yarn.

Oh so versatile, the old cockleshell!