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9 Night Best of Shetland Islands and Scotland Knitting Tour

Shetland Island has a long association with knitting over the centuries.

This tour offers you the opportunity to spend time with many well-known instructors and crafters who will share their expertise and knowledge with you.

Classes in Fair Isle, the Shetland Knitting Belt and Shetland Lace await!

Other knitting activities include Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studio, the Scottish Textiles Showcase and the V&A Design Gallery.

Relax in your own comfortable cabin and time to knit and dine on the overnight ferry to Shetland. 

Fantastic yarn shopping, farm and sheep visits, Shetland Museum and Archives, Shetland Textile Museum, Shetland Jewellery studio, an afternoon with Shetland Designer Wilma Malcolmson and Nielanell designer studio are also included.

Explore the ancient stone fort of Jarlshof; relax with evening knitting circles and so much more. You will also have plenty of time to take in the stunning scenery and local wildlife. 

More activities are waiting for you back on the mainland before your return to Edinburgh and more yarn!

A fun packed evening at the Scotch Whisky Experience with a farewell Taste of Scotland dinner round off your tour!

What's Included

Workshops/Knitting Activities Included in This Tour:

  • Fair Isle Knitting Class
  • Shetland Lace Knitting Class
  • Shetland Knitting Belt Class includes belt and needles
  • Kathy's Knits Shopping Experience and Guest Talk from Lucy Hague, Knitwear Designer
  • Visit to Silly Sheep Fibre Company - Meet the Sheep, Learn the Process and Get the Yarn
  • Shopping at Jamieson & Smith Wool Brokers and Jamieson's of Shetland
  • Evening Knitting Circles
  • Nielanell Shetland Designer Visit
  • The Scottish Textile Showcase, Edinburgh
  • Evening Pop Up Shop for Shetland Knitting Accessories
Departure Date
SOLD OUT!28 Apr 2023
SOLD OUT!26 May 2023
SOLD OUT!9 Jun 2023
SOLD OUT!1 Sep 2023
SOLD OUT!8 May 2024
SOLD OUT!3 Jul 2024
SOLD OUT!4 Sep 2024
SOLD OUT!2 May 2025
29 Aug 2025
19 Sep 2025
Price per person sharing £4,380 £4,488 £4,488 £4,380 £4,380 £4,399 £4,399 £4,380 £4,399 £4,399
Single Supplement £999 £999 £999 £999 £999 £999 £999 £999 £999 £999
Prices in other currencies are indicative only. Please note that we charge in Euro or Sterling.
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International: +353 69 77686
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What About Non-Knitters?

Don’t worry, you can bring your husbands, partners or friends that don’t knit. We have plenty to keep them occupied during knitting workshops and they are welcome to join you on everything else!

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