Public hiking paths abound in Shetland. The paths, maintained by Access Shetland, traverse both public and private lands, allowing people to enjoy the best Shetland scenery.
One doesn’t go hiking in Shetland without a sweater or vest.
The colors I chose for my original Barrey HIking Vest were grey and white Langsoond Shetland wool from our friend Donna Smith who lives on a croft in Burra. I wanted those colors to stand out, so I used a Norwegian Lice Pattern for the body, and a simple two-color diamond band for a motif. Because of the Norwegain influences, I adopted the Old Norse name for the Isle of Burra – Barrey.
The Barrey Hiking Vest looks great in natural shades but there are so many color possibilities with this vest that we have put together a few kits (links below) but also encourage knitters to choose their own colors from the Lettlopi line we carry.
This garment is worked in the round from the hem up, with steeks for the armholes and front. Stitches for the front band are picked up after steeking the center front. Shaping can be added by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches flanking the side seam.
If you would prefer to purchase the pattern through Ravelry you can find the pattern page HERE.
The pattern offers sizes ranging from 36″, 38″, 40″, 42″, 44″, 46″, 48″, 50″, 52″, 54″, 56″ bust.
Yarn requirements for the sizes are listed below.
Shade (quantity) –
Motif Shade (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5)
Background Shade (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8)
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Below is a link to purchase the pattern via Ravelry. You do not need to have a Ravelry account make your purchase, you can check out as a guest.
One of the benefits to purchasing a pattern through Ravelry is if there is an errata (our patterns are professionally tech edited but occasionally an error happens despite our best efforts) we can easily notify everyone who has purchased the pattern through that platform. If you lose a printed copy of your pattern you can quick and easily print or download a copy from your Ravelry library.
The price for this pattern is $6.00US