Traditional Shetland Knitting Belt, or ‘Makkin Belt’ as it is known in Shetland.

For use with double pointed needles to anchor the needle for speed of working the stitch and to ease tension in the wrist.


Hand made on Fetlar in Shetland using traditional methods and materials.

Natural vegetable tanned leather, hand dyed, waxed for strength and durability.


Traditionally filled with horsehair mix fibres.  Alternatively can be filled with coconut fibre for allergy suffers - please message for details.


The holes are a standard 3.5mm hole which fit a 4mm needle securely and can be used with smaller needles.  Holes can be made larger, smaller or with a selection of sizes.  Please message with your requirements.


Avaiable in your choice of body colour, strap colour and edge lace colour.   


Available in the following sizes:

Small: Children, Adult lady size 6-12  24"-37" (61-94cm)

Medium: Adult lady size 8-16  33"-39"  (84-99cm)

Large: Adult lady size 14-22  37"-44"   (94-112cm)

X Large:  Adult lady size 20-32  42"-52"  (107-132cm)

(These measuremnets are approximate and are a gude only, if you require a specific size range please message us with your requirements).


Should you prefer a belt made to a specific waist size please add waist measurement size when ordering - there is no extra charge for larger sizes.


Comes in a linen storage/gift bag.


Made to order usually within 3-5 working days. 


This item is made to order in your choice of colour and size.  Occassionally these are available in-stock, but have not yet been listed on the website, but are ready to ship immediately, please contact us for details of colours and sizes ready made and available.

Traditional Shetland Knitting Belt

Body colour
Strap colour
Edge Lacing