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Wilma Malcolmson has once again designed the most gorgeous Fair Isle hat for Shetland Wool Week 2021- Da Crofters Kep - and I am delighted to be able to offer kits for it!

This is the introduction Wilma has written for her new pattern:

Tammy Fraser, my father, wasa crofter who worked the land throughout his life. Although this involved long days, difficult times and many struggles, I know that he loved what he did and remember the great pride he had in his achievements.

So, just as ‘Katie’s Kep’ is a tribute to my mother and all the knitters like her, ‘Da Crofter’s Kep’ is my way of honouring the people who work the land here in Shetland. For generations, and in all weathers, their commitment to their land and livestock has ensured that families are provided for and a special way of life has not been lost. Without them there would be no Shetland sheep, no wool and no yarn... imagine that!

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