Shetland Wool Week Bonnie Isle Hat - The Locket Land Shop

Linda Shearer has been named as Patron of Shetland Wool Week 2022 and has created the beautiful Bonnie Isle Hat pattern named after the island of Whalsay where she has always lived 

Linda says: ““My hat design is named after the nickname for Whalsay, the ‘Bonnie Isle’. Living on an island means the sea is ever present in our lives. All the men in my family have worked on or near the sea. But although the ‘Bonnie Isle’ hat has a nautical theme, the patterns mean much more. The chain in the rib represents the link between us all during Shetland Wool Week; and the anchor, a common motif in Fair Isle knitting, symbolises a sense of keeping grounded, connected to what matters most, and able to cope with life’s challenges. The crown, a circle, is to me a spinning wheel and a tribute to my mother Ina Irvine. A prolific spinner and knitter, she was my inspiration.”



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