The Shetland Trader-Book Two is a collection of 9 patterns by designer Gudrun Johnston with photography by Kathy Cadigan.
Print and ebook combo $26

ebook only $20

Individual Pattern $7.00



30 3/4 (33, 35 1/4, 37 1/2, 39 3/4, 42, 44 1/4, 46 1/2)”/78 (84, 89.5, 95.5, 101, 106.5, 112.5, 118) cms at chest

Recommended to be worn with approx 0-1 inches of negative ease

Shown in size 33 inches with 1 inch of negative ease


US 3/3.25mm 24-inch circular needle

US 4/3.5mm 16-inch circular needle

US 4/3.5mm 32-inch circular needle

US 4/3.5mm set of dpn’s or long circular (if working magic loop for sleeves)


Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:

795 (860, 910, 968, 1028, 1092, 1150, 1210) yards

Shown in Shetland Heritage by Jamieson & Smith (100% Real Shetland Wool; 120yd 110m/25g) in “Moss Green”


Stitch markers-4 in one color and 4 in another color

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Waste yarn or stitch holder (for holding live sts)

Eight 1/2-inch Buttons


27 sts and 35 rows= 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch on US 4/3.5mm needles

30 sts and 35 rows =4 inches in Lace Pattern on US 4/3.5mm needles

33 sts and 36 rows=4 inches in Twisted Rib pattern on US 4/3.5mm needles

To account for the difference in gauge between the lace and Stockinette fabrics, stitch counts for the fronts and back will be different


This cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up. Fronts and back are then divided at the underarm and worked separately. After the shoulders have been joined stitches are then picked up around the armscythe and short rows are worked to shape the sleeve cap. Buttonbands are worked at the same time as body.