Shetland Trader, Book 3: Heritage - Official Preview!

The Shetland Trader, Book 3: Heritage by Gudrun Johnston is officially available to pre-order!

It is both a relief and a joy to finally share these incredible patterns with the knitting community. Many of you will know that we initially planned to publish the third instalment of the Shetland Trader series back in 2020, but the pandemic had other ideas. Let's go straight to the patterns, shall we? You've waited long enough already! 

Vair

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 27 sts & 32 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Razor Shell Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking; 27 sts & 34 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Fair Isle Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking 27 sts & 40 rounds = 10cm / 4" over St st on 3.25mm needles after blocking
Needles: 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for the body); 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for the body); 3.25mm / US 3 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves); 3mm / US 2 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves for cuff); 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for neckband); 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for neckband, turtle neck version only)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Finished chest circumference: 81.5 (89, 96.5, 104, 111.5, 119, 126.5, 134, 141.5, 149)cm / 32 (35, 38, 41, 43¾, 46¾, 49¾, 52¾, 55¾, 58¾)". Recommended to be worn with approx 0–2.5cm / 0–1" of negative ease 

Maywick

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 27 sts & 32 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Razor Shell Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking
Needles: 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for body and yoke); 3.5mm / US 4 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves); 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for neckband)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Finished chest circumference: 81.5 (89, 96.5,104, 111.5, 119, 126.5, 134, 141.5, 149)cm / 32 (35, 38, 41, 43¾, 46¾, 49¾, 52¾, 55¾, 58¾)". Recommended to be worn with approx 2.5–5cm / 1–2" of negative ease

Bunaberry

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 27 sts & 40 rounds = 10cm / 4" over St st on 3.25mm needles after blocking; 27 sts & 34 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Fair Isle Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking
Needles: 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for body); 3.25mm / US 3 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves); 3.5mm / US 4 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves); 3mm / US 2 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves) 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for neckband)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Finished chest circumference: 82 (90.5, 98.5, 107, 115, 123.5, 131.5, 140, 148.5, 156.5)cm / 32¼ (35½, 38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾, 55, 58¼, 61¾)" Recommended to be worn with approx 0–2.5cm / 0–1" of negative ease

Willapund

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 27 sts & 34 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Fair Isle Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking; 28 sts & 44 rounds = 10cm / 4" over 2x2 Rib on 3.25mm needles after blocking
Needles: 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for body); 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for body); 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for arm and neck bands)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Finished chest circumference: 81.5 (90.5, 95, 104, 108.5, 117.5, 126.5, 135.5, 144.5, 149)cm / 32 (35½, 37¼, 41, 42¾, 46¼, 49¾, 53¼, 57, 58¾)" Recommended to be worn with approx 0–2.5cm / 0–1" of positive ease

Soorik

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 24 sts & 34 rounds = 10cm / 4" over St st on 3.5mm needles after blocking; 27 sts & 34 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Fair Isle Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking; 25 sts & 48 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Garter Stitch on 3.25mm needles after blocking
Needles: 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 60cm / 24" and 80cm / 32" length or 100cm / 40" (for folded hem, top edge of Fair Isle bib and pockets, and shoulder straps); 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for body); 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for Fair Isle bib); 3.5mm / US 4 DPNs or long circular (for working magic loop for pockets)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished under chest circumference: 82 (92.5, 102.5, 112.5, 119.5, 129.5, 138, 148)m / 32¼ (36¼, 40¼, 44¼, 47, 51, 54¼, 58¼)" Recommended to be worn with approx 5–10cm / 2–4" of positive ease at under bust

Elsk + Hjarta

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 27 sts & 40 rounds = 10cm /4" over St st on 3.25mm needles after blocking; 27 sts & 34 rounds = 10cm /4" over Fair Isle Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking; 27 sts & 34 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Razor Shell Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking
Needles: 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for folded hem and body); 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 80cm / 32" or 100cm / 40" length (for body and yoke); 3.25mm / US 3 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves); 3.5mm / US 4 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves for Razor Shell / Fair Isle band); 3mm / US 2 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for sleeves for cuff); 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for neckband); 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for neckband, turtle neck version only)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Finished chest circumference: 82 (90.5, 98.5, 107, 115, 123.5, 131.5, 140, 148.5, 156.5)cm / 32¼ (35½, 38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾, 55, 58¼, 61¾)" Recommended to be worn with approx 0–2.5cm / 0–1" of negative ease

Vatna

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 19 sts & 26 rows = 10cm / 4" over Razor Shell Pattern on 4.5mm needles after blocking; 19 sts & 24 rows = 10cm / 4" over Garter Stitch on 4.5mm needles after blocking
Needles: 4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 60cm / 24" and 100cm / 40" length; 5.5mm / US 9 circular needle, 100cm / 40" length (for the cast on)
Dimensions: 134cm / 52¾" x 67cm / 26½"

Smora

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 27 sts & 32 rounds = 10cm / 4" over Fair Isle Pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking; 
Needles: 3.5mm / US 4 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for body of hat); 3.5mm / US 4 DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for crown of hat); 3mm / US 2 circular needle, 40cm / 16" length (for brim)
Brim circumference: 46.5cm / 18¼

Snaraness

Yarn: Lace-weight 
Gauge: 17 sts & 33 rows = 10cm / 4" over Lace Pattern on 4mm needles after blocking
Needles: 4.5mm / US 6 circular needle, 60cm / 24" length
Dimensions: 70.5cm / 27¾" x 35.5cm / 14"

Tarra

Yarn: 4-ply 
Gauge: 18 sts & 26 rows = 10cm / 4" over Razor Shell Pattern on 4.5mm needles after blocking; 17 sts & 24 rows = 10cm / 4" over Garter Stitch on 4.5mm needles after blocking
Needles: 4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 100cm / 40" length; 5.5mm / US 9 circular needle, 100cm / 40" length (for the cast on)
Dimensions: 140.5cm / 55¼" x 30cm / 11¾"

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You can pre-order Shetland Trader, Book Three: Heritage here! We expect pre-ordered copies to arrive from 12th October onwards, so you'll have plenty of time to review your 4-ply stash while you wait! On 14th October, the digital-only version of the book will be available on our website and the print version will be available from LYSs worldwide. 

Thank you to Jamieson’s of Shetland and Jamieson & Smith for providing yarn support for Gudrun's book! Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful models, Chelsea Algarin and Heather Kraus, who didn't complain about wearing knitwear in 37 degrees Celsius, and to the book's photographer, Ali Denney