Fair Isle Lace
Along with the bird life, Fair Isle is also of course famous for the knitwear patterns and garments originating from the island. There are a handful of crofts with sheep, and whilst waiting one morning for fog to burn-off I noticed the hentilagets (tufts of wool) and dew on the fence wires making their own delicate lace patterns.
For more knowledgeable writing about Fair Isle and Shetland knitting, I'll need to direct you to some experts:
- Mati Ventrillon - Bespoke Fair Isle Knitwear
- Hazel Tindall - Fair Isle Knitting Patterns
(world's fastest knitter!)
- Shetland Wool Week - very popular event attracting knitters from all over the world to Shetland