First produced 20 years ago for the Orkney market, this book of patterns has been expanded with more patterns and more sizes for each pattern. It also includes three patterns by Elly Doyle, who lives in Orkney and dyes the North Ronaldsay yarn.

Although written with the Orkney yarns in mind, all the patterns can be used with other 4 ply/fingering and aran yarns.

Available as a print book and pdf ebook. The content is exactly the same as the print book, but in pdf form. Instructions and charts are of a high enough quality to allow you to print pages for your project bag if you wish.


  • the sheep
  • making the yarn
  • caring for your pieces
  • 48 patterns:
  • 5 hats
  • 5 cowls
  • 7 mittens and fingerless mittens
  • 8 scarves
  • 10 garments
  • 7 homeware items
  • 6 shawls
  • variations for the patterns
  • using other yarns
  • index

112 pages, A4, full colour throughout.

For pictures of some of the pattern click here.

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