Take a good look at the highly anticipated book, Grand Shetland Adventure Knits! This book is an amazing reflection on Mary Jane Mucklestone and Gudrun Johnston’s time in Shetland and it includes 14 beautiful knitting patterns. The designs are the kind of practical garments that you would pack for a trip to Shetland: socks for cozying up by the stove, a pullover suitable for hiking, and a hat that will keep your hair in place if it’s windy. The book also showcases some of the duo's most cherished places in Shetland, with brief essays of the days they have spent there.
About the Designers:
Mary Jane Mucklestone, also known as MJ, is a knitwear designer, teacher, and author of several knitting books who is based in Maine. She is endlessly enchanted and inspired by Shetland's windswept isles. Her book 200 Fair Isle Motifs is used by The Shetland Peerie Makker's after-school knitting program, which, for MJ is the equivalent of winning an Oscar!
Gudrun Johnston is a Shetland-born knitwear designer currently based in Massachusetts. She is known for accessible modern-day patterns that are greatly inspired by her heritage. She frequently returns to Shetland, where she loves spending time with her family on the Westside.