scottish knitwear

The Shetland Islands are famed the world over for their knitwear exports.  Shetland Wool is prized for its durability and warmth.  Here it is in its most raw state with the production unit based on the bleak Stenness peninsula.   As an aside, they were the friendliest sheep I have ever encountered so perhaps Shetland Wool makes for happy pullovers and sweaters!

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Actress Lily Collins poses for Karl Lagerfeld in the first ever campaign for Barrie Knitwear. The Scottish manufacturer was recently purchased by Chanel and will open it’s first store in Paris later this year on June 15. Prior to the flagship opening the Fall 2014 collection modeled here by Collins will be on display at Parisian concept store Colette.