Earlier this year the Shetland Textile Museum put out a call for knitters all over the world to submit their designs in a neckwear competition. From the submitted entries there would be winners, there would be items accessioned into the Museum collection and there would be items sold. Excited by this idea, I submitted a sculptural collar…
My design is a small blue collar which fastens at the front, in Jamieson’s Shetland Heather. Versatile and practical, it can be worn with or under a close-fitting jacket, where scarf ends might be too bulky. A combination of short-row shaping and Aran weight yarn creates a sculptural effect while only using garter stitch.
The entries had to be an original design in Shetland wool, and either hand-knitted or hand-framed. Within these guidelines you could submit anything, so long as it could be worn around the neck.
While my entry didn’t win overall, it could still win the public choice award. If you would like to vote for my sculptural collar, head over to Facebook or Ravelry to cast your vote before 31 July – all you need to do is enter a comment saying you vote for No. 11.