Published: 01 January 1970

Knitting tutorial discount

Normally at this time of year I'm anticipating meeting groups of people whose particular love of knitting - or anything to do with wool - has brought them to Shetland, as well as spending some time as a volunteer demonstrator at Shetland Textile Museum discussing colour at a workshop discussing colour at a workshop

The first group was due at the end of April but they, and other groups, have understandably cancelled their travel plans. As I write it's uncertain what travel will be possible later in the year. Currently only essential travel between Shetland and mainland Scotland is allowed. This time last year I'd already had one trip south and was packing my case ready for a knitting holiday in Ireland. Consequently I've been reflecting on the disappointment would-be travellers must be feeling.

As everyone who might like to learn or improve knitting skills can't attend a workshop in person, I've made two instructional downloads. One follows me knitting a Fair Isle cardigan from start to finish and the other is with Elizabeth Johnston where we share 50 Tips from Shetland Knitters. Each lasts about three hours and are similar to workshops but containing far more information than could ever be packed into any 3-hour workshop. Unlike a workshop, the information shared in the films can be watched repeatedly, as often as is needed to understand. For example I know that, within 50 Tips from Shetland Knitters, I can find Elizabeth showing how to neatly start off fingers at about 2 hours 34 minutes and I've watched numerous times. This old dog is slow to learn new tricks! Over the years I've made many pairs of gloves but was never entirely happy with where the hand and fingers meet. Learning from Elizabeth has, I think, improved my glove-making.

From now until the end of May 2020 I'm giving a 50% discount on both downloads. To get the discount follow the links on this page which will take you to Vimeo and insert discount code shetland50

Please note the discount applies to downloads only, not DVDs.

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About Shetland


Shetland is the most northerly group of Scottish islands. Apart from mainland Scotland, the other near neighbours are Norway to the east and the Faroe Islands to the north west.