Primrose Gilet

Primroses at the Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South UistThis ladies’ Primrose gilet is knitted with chunky-weight Hebridean wool.

A ‘heathered’ colouring to the wool (characteristic of our more experienced ewes, to whom this particular yarn is dedicated!), alternating panels of garter-stitch and moss-stitch, and stylish curled edges at armholes and around the neck for a relaxed, casual look and practical comfort

Finishing : Maker’s embroidered label at inside back of neck ; Closed with a simple, traditional kilt pin

Size : 34in-36in bust.

Price : £70.  Available to buy in person only, at the Hebridean Woolshed’s ‘garden shop’.

Primrose?  We didn’t have a name for this design … until Jonathan set about photographing it for this post. Our latest ‘pet’ Hebridean ewe-lamb – just two days old and oh-so-black at that age!) came over to investigate – and ended up in the picture. She herself was named Primrose because she was born yesterday when the first primrose flowers were opening on the south-facing banks of the croft.

Ladies Primrose gilet in Hebridean wool, by Denise, Bridge, Hebridean Woolshed, Isle of South Uist

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