smookies - outdoor smookie
A hybrid of two classic garments, the Shetland smookie is a descendant of both the fisherman’s smock and the Fair Isle jumper.
They say design what you love... quite simply I love smocks! This is my interpretation in knit of the canvas smock, worn by generations of seafarers, artists, and Sunday potterers. The pattern motif is inspired by the traditions of Fair Isle, Nordic and Shetland knitting.
A very local production, our smookies are made in Hoswick a few sheds down from Nielanell HQ - by Laurence Odie Knitwear. Read more about the design process
100% British lambswool
Made in Hoswick, Shetland.
Nielanell smookies are available in one size, which fits a 14-18. On smaller figures the smookie is a wee bit more tunic-like.
Although the pattern is ‘all-over’ (like traditional-style Shetland and Fair Isle sweaters), the gentle trapeze shape of the smookie gives a flattering fit.
Measurements: Chest 42", Length 24 1/2", Sleeve 22"
We recommend that you hand wash using liquid or flakes. you may wish to wash in the machine on a very gentle handwash wool cycle at 30 degrees or less, using very little detergent specifically designed for delicate/wool items – but you need to ensure your washing machine uses a very gentle handwash wool cycle.
Do not wring.
Do not tumble dry.
Dry flat on a rack or in the fresh air, and steam/press lightly. Alternatively you may dry clean the garment.