When I took the photos for my baa-ble hat post I realised the jumper I was wearing matched it perfectly! I bought this yoke jumper from eBay a few months ago and since I did I have worn it a lot. I have fancier and brighter jumpers in my wardrobe but I often find myself reaching for this jumper.
The jumper has a a simple but very effective lace yoke. I love grey (we know, we know) and I love the subtle shading with the bright white through the middle. If you are aware of the construction of the yoke in Kates Puffin jumper (Ive made two.. see here and here) this is quite similar. In the Puffin every second row is a purl row which gives you more of a textured effect but the decreasing is the same for the zig zags.
Unfortunately as times changed in Shetland many textile businesses stopped producing knitwear, I’ve never head of this brand and perhaps they were quite small, a ‘cottage’ industry but that’s quite a nice label so I’m not sure. If you ever come across something described as hand-framed or hand-framed knitted that means most of the jumper is machine knitted and in this case the yoke has been handknitted.
time is ticking on and I head to Iceland a week on wednesday, I cant wait! hopefully I’ll be back with another post before I go, til then, happy knitting. xx