9. Hand Knitted Shetland Lace Scarf
This scarf is knitted in a Cockleshell lace pattern using Shetland wool in several natural colours. It is worked from both ends and then grafted together in the middle, and is 26.5cms/10.5ins wide and 93cms/36.5ins long. It was bought specially for the collection and is therefore unworn. The swing tag, still present, states “Made in the Shetland Islands of Scotland”, which allows it to be dated to the 1980s or 1990s.