Nautical Sweater with vintage Shetland Lace

Betty Mouat Sweater is available for £3.95

Fitted by underbust and full-bust measurements to create the perfect fit.

The lace section is worked in the traditional Shetland cockleshell pattern, using Susan Steven’s no-purl garter stitch method.

The pattern includes two sleeve length options (cap sleeves, long sleeves), as well as charted and written lace instructions.

You will need three shades of fingering-weight Shetland; between 535 and 1070 yards of MC (short sleeve) and 875 – 1675 yards of MC (long sleeve); and between 185 and 495 yards of two contrast colours, CC1 & 2 (same for both sleeve lengths). See pattern for detailed yardage information. This sample used Albayarn in shades bluebell, harebell, and summer pudding.

Video Tutorials
If you have questions about working no-purl garter stitch, or about the cockleshell lace, you may find it helpful to watch the Betty Mouat video tutorials, demonstrated by Melanie Ireland, that you will find here.

Purchase information
When purchasing the Betty Mouat sweater, you will also receive the pattern for the BMC (Betty Mouat Cowl) together with the full text of issue 2 of Textisles, my digital magazine.

10 thoughts on “betty mouat sweater

  1. I just took a course in Far Isle knitting and made my first pair of mittens… Our teacher showed us a cople of sweaters she made for her husband which were qute lovely… I am wondering about a suitake pattern for me to try my novice hand at… Please advise with any suggestions you might have… Many tanks!


  2. I’m loving this website…I have found so many things I’d love to make, I will bookmark this site and find some spare time! But please tell me about that skirt…handmade or not, please let me know the designer/if there is a pattern!


    1. Hi Suzanne, there are only three shades pictured – those that are listed in the pattern – bluebell (MC), harebell (CC1), and summer pudding (CC2). The pattern includes full details of the yarn quantities required of each of the three shades.


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