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The Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal is raising money to bring an MRI scanner to the Shetland islands. Over 600 patients from Shetland must travel south to have an MRI scan each year. MRI diagnostics are used to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of conditions and the number of patients who need them is steadily increasing.
Harriet Middleton designed Harriet’s Hat as part of the fundraising effort, and it has been a huge hit with knitters in Shetland and here in the US. Having had to travel from Shetland to the UK mainland every 3 months over 2 years for a scan, she knows first hand how beneficial the islands having their own scanner will be. That is what inspired her to use her knitting to draw the community together to support it. Not only is this a chance to support a great cause, it’s also a truly beautiful hat.
You can purchase just the pattern or kits in several colorways directly from MRI Maakers. There are also links on the site to purchase the kit from several US yarn shops.
Pattern may be purchased here for £4.00 (via paypal)
Lynette Swanson, of Northbrook’s Three Bags Full, attended our May meeting along with her assistant. They gave us a brief overview of their shop and history, showed us some lovely knit objects, and brought in samples of Isager yarn for everyone to try out.
Isager yarn is a Danish company that Lynette and her customers just love. It is comes in a variety of weights that are well suited to mixing together and combining in projects. Many of us were glad to learn more about this new yarn, while other members shared firsthand experience—like Hannah’s shawl in this month’s Show & Share.