Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Gudrun Johnston patterns in the shop!

Following on from Carol Feller, Kate Davies and Cotton Cloud patterns we now stock a selection of Gudrun Johnston (aka Shetland Trader) patterns!

You can see more about Gudrun on her website...

"Gudrun often includes aspects of her Shetland heritage in her designs, mostly utilising traditional lace patterns in a contemporary context. She also loves to design using seamless construction and is always adding new techniques to her seamless knitting skills"
source: theshetlandtrader.com

Here are a selection of her patterns available in the shop now!

Moch, Laar, Soay
 

clockwise from top left - Aeslight, Flukra, Norie, Hansel, Homin

*photos by Gudrun Johnston and Jared Flood

We also have copies of her book Shetland Trader Book One which features 10 patterns inspired by the Shetland Islands with photography by Jared Flood.

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As with our other indie patterns you will likely need to find a suitable yarn substitute for these patterns. Gudrun lists the yardage you need to complete the project and there is further advice on the pattern page on Ravelry. We're happy to suggest alternatives but remember - everyone knits differently. It is important to do a tension square and change your needle size/yarn to get the same tension as the designer and thus the correct garment size.