This beautiful book is a journey into the rich heritage of Shetland knitwear. There are 27 comprehensive patterns for garments and accessories. Each pattern has been painstakingly transcribed and recreated for the modern knitter from original pieces in the Shetland Museum. Augmenting the patterns are essays exploring the stories behind each piece and its original creator, as well as stunning photographs which capture the untameable beauty of Shetland. (excerpted from back cover).