Da Meids Mitts from Wool Week Annual
The Wool Week Annual is always a beautiful indulgence and we can’t wait to see this year’s edition. Email if you’d like to be added to our request list and we’ll notify you when the books arrive.
The star of this year’s SWW Annual 2021 cover, and our fourth pattern, are the glorious ‘Da Meids’ mitts by Alison Rendall Fair Isle Knitting and have been designed in three amazing colourways using Uradale Yarns.
The inspiration for Alison’s design comes from the sea.
Before the use of modern navigational aids, the location of fishing grounds around Shetland were identified by lining up pairs of onshore landmarks known as fishing meids, so Alison has named her mitts ‘Da Meids’. She has given them a nautical feel to reflect Shetland’s fishing heritage, and also as a tribute to her dad, who made a living working long, arduous hours at sea when she was a child.
Da Meids begin with a lace cuff that is knitted flat, then the work is joined to knit in the round from the beginning of the hand.