Silvia’s Sheep-y Shetland Blanket

Wow, this Shetland blanket is gorgeous!  Destined to be an heirloom, for sure.  Silvia knit this with 11 different colours of Queensland Collection Walkabout, using the ‘Rams and Yowes‘ pattern by Kate Davies.

Walkabout is a great yarn choice for this project.  It’s made from organic Shetland wool, really appropriate for a Shetland-themed pattern, and it has that lovely, ‘sticky’ hand that is ideal for stranded colourwork.  It is also going to be terrific for warmth.  This is because lofty, woolen-spun yarns like this trap a lot of air, and make great insulators.

And, look how beautifully knitted it is!  You can see in the closeup shot that Silvia did a great job at keeping her floats relaxed, so that there are no tension problems at all.

Terrific project, Silvia!  Thanks for sharing.


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