Like many seafarers, Shetland fishermen wore smocks or ‘smookies’ made from sacking or canvas. I started wondering how that shape would translate into knit ...very well indeed, is the answer!
This smookie is the first in a series of garments based on traditional smocks.
I refer to this one as the ‘outdoor smookie’ - but please don’t assume this implies rugged pursuits. Yours will be equally at home on the sofa, or on the terrace sipping gin and tonic!
Nielanell Shetland smookies have already travelled all over the world: whenever I get any into the studio in they just disappear, straight out of the box.