Herring Girl Knitwear


Herring Girl Knitwear

Vendor Review

  1. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful colour & a lovely hat to wear, often forget I have it on

  2. 5 out of 5


    Excellent product, fast delivery

  3. 5 out of 5


    Lovely product, prompt delivery

  4. 5 out of 5


    Delighted with products, very happy to support small businesses…& will purchase more - ☺️

  5. 5 out of 5


    Just perfect - put back for Christmas!

  6. 5 out of 5


    These Herring Girl headbands are beautiful and the most amazing colour. I love the way they were wrapped with a note about the herring industry in Barra. I bought them for my daughter and daughter in law and wish now I’d bought one for myself! I will sometime

  7. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful beanie which fits well. Love the colours. Easy process and quick delivery

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lovely hat, a well made quality product and great to be able to support Island businesses.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lovely had and great quality product. And fantastic to be able to support small businesses

  10. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful hat, so soft and lovely colours. I love it. I bought it for wild swimming and it's perfect! Packaged with lots of care too!

  11. 5 out of 5


    Adore this - the colours are just beautiful, am redecorating the room to match I love it so much!

  12. 5 out of 5


    Sooooooo soft!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Delighted with the headband - beautiful craftsmanship and colour mix, and a very soft and comfortable fit. Delivery was quick, and it was beautifully wrapped - thank you

  14. 5 out of 5

    Absolutely delighted with my headband - the colours and craftsmanship are beautiful, it fits so comfortably, and looks great! Delivery was quick, and it was beautifully wrapped. Thank you!

  15. 3 out of 5

    The colours of the item were not as expected/shown in image, and deemed too feminine for the recipient. The transaction however was very pleasant and the item very nicely packaged.

  16. 4 out of 5


    Very nice, but they take some getting used to!

  17. 5 out of 5


  18. 5 out of 5


    Wife loves it. Looked around for a long time, perfect thank you

About us

Herring Girl Knitwear is the brainchild of Founder and Designer Margaret Anne Elder in the Isle of Barra. “The Herring Girl Collection is inspired by a collection of knitting patterns that my granny passed down. My granny taught us to knit when we were young, she was always knitting.  It was a skill that she was determined we would grow up with just as she had.  For many years I’ve been determined to bring the story of the Herring Girls to life in some way, to honour those brave girls and women who had such a hard life and spent their time off creating such gorgeous gifts for their families.  And what better way to do that than recreate the beautiful patterns which have such a strong cultural link to both past and present Hebridean communities. Each pattern has a story that relates to our island heritage and I am proud to ensure those patterns and styles live on and can be passed on to future generations. Margaret Anne (CY Grian nan Oir)   “The history of patterns is fascinating, with each island having its own identifiers. If you met a fisherman wearing a handknitted guernsey you’d be able to tell his home port just by looking at the pattern. As well as remaining true to the unique patterns, our hand knitters remain true to the colours used by our forebears with the traditional, greens, blues and browns forming the basis of the range.”