Sheep Gaets Neck Warmer

November in Fair Isle brings rain and gales for days on end.  The grass loses its colour, dies back and slowly turns to mud.  The new growth of Spring seems a long way away.  Sheep gaets (the tracks the sheep make and follow) that in Summer were just slightly flattened lanes of grass in the fields, now show up dark green against the surrounding vegetation, their weaving and diverging paths forming cable patterns in the grass.  The Sheep Gaets Neck Warmer uses Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift yarn (a 2ply yarn equivalent to a traditional 4ply) held double to provide an ultra-warm barrier that will keep out even the worst gales.

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