"The rural agricultural community on the Shetland Islands have a long and prestigious history of rearing Britain’s most northerly native sheep breed and collecting its high-quality wool. This is part of a practice known as crofting, which is integral to the landscape, cultural heritage and social economy of the Shetland Islands. It bonds people and places in a unique way, preserving livelihoods and age old traditions.
We had long awaited the opportunity to work with Shetland Island Wool, a fibre world-renowned for its fineness, warmth and strength. We were delighted to be given the chance by Jamieson & Smith of Shetland to use this fantastic fleece.
To complement this range, we asked the talented Sarah Hatton to design a collection of garments and accessories that were practical yet distinctive. The garments combine traditional design elements with a contemporary edge that really showcase the unique colour effect of the yarn.
With designs for both him and her, this collection features 14 patterns which work in harmony with the yarn to create something truly special." - Words from West Yorkshire Spinners
The collection includes 2 mens sweater designs, 3 ladies cardigans, 1 shrug, 3 accessory designs and 5 ladies sweaters in a mix of plain, texture and cable stitches.
The Croft Shetland Tweed by Sarah Hatton
Sarah learned to knit as a youngster and grew up nurturing a passion for fashion!
After gaining a Degree in Fashion Design at Bretton Hall College, part of the University of Leeds, Sarah entered the world of professional handknitting. She has designed for many world recognised brands including Rowan, Patons, Sirdar and Sublime and her work features regularly in knitting magazines throughout the UK.