In pictures: Shetland's 'woolly invasion'


Shetland has enjoyed a "woolly invasion" as people from all over the world have flocked to the island to celebrate the 10th year of Shetland's Wool Week.

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A hat design, featuring sheep and fishing boats, has been recreated by scores of knitters for the event.

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The Roadside Beanie design was created by wool expert Oliver Henry, who has lived in Shetland all his life.

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His sketches were interpreted into a pattern by designer Sandra Manson and made available to attendees of the event.

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More than 400 events, exhibitions, and tours were organised throughout Shetland, celebrating its wool industry, crofting and the local community.

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The week includes Fair Isle Friday - a day to wear and celebrate Fair Isle knitwear.

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