THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS THE YARN TO KNIT MARY BUT NOT THE PATTERN. YOU CAN PURCHASE THE PATTERN EITHER AS PART OF THE VINTAGE SHETLAND PROJECT OR AS A SINGLE PDF PATTERN DOWNLOAD.
Mary is a recreation of a mid-twentieth century sweater located in the Shetland Museum archive. Mary was originally created by Mary Abernathy of Lerwick and is a design heavily influenced by the elegant and embellished garments of the late 1950s and early 1960s, worn by movie stars such as Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner and Doris Day. Beads are cleverly used as decoration within a traditional OXO motif, replacing a multi-coloured yoke with highly decorative beads, to create a necklace-like effect, framing the wearer’s face. For further information on the pattern click on the link above.
Mary is knitted in Fenella 2 ply 100% British wool and is shown in Limoncello, the same shade of yellow as that chosen by Mary Abernathy to knit her original version, but would look spectacular in any colour. You can choose from any one of eleven carefully selected shades of Fenella for you to create your own Mary. The shades available are Limoncello, Forget Me Not, Verdigris, Phthalo, Melancholy, Columbine, Charcoal, Delicot, Baked Cherry, Myrtle and Alta. If you would prefer another shade of Fenella other than those listed, please get in touch via the website contact form and we will happily make up a kit to your specifications.
Simple choose the correct size kit below and the colour you wish to knit with.
Yarn bundles are available in 9 sizes to fit from chest size 32 to 54 inches (81-137cm) and the bundle price includes a 10% discount on the cost of purchasing the yarn separately.
1st size – to fit 32 inch (81cm) chest
7 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
2nd size – to fit 34 inch (86cm) chest
8 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
3rd size – to fit 36-38 inch (92-97cm) chest
9 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
4th size – to fit 40 inch (102cm) chest
10 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
5th size – to fit 42-44 inch (107-112cm) chest
11 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
6th size – to fit 46 inch (117cm) chest
12 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
7th size – to fit 48 inch (122cm) chest
13 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
8th size – to fit 50 inch (127cm) chest
14 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
9th size – to fit 52-54 inch (132-137cm) chest
15 25gm skeins of Fenella in your chosen colour
You will need to source beads from a retailer of your choosing to complete Mary. Please consult your pattern for the correct number of beads to purchase. Choose beads of a contrasting colour to ensure the pattern stands out.
CUSTOMERS ORDERING FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UK WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL 20% DEDUCTED FROM THE COST OF THEIR KIT.