Fair Isle

Fair Isle

I've always associated the Fair Isle (or in this case Fair Isle inspired) sweater with winter - with sleigh rides, ski hills, hot chocolate and cozy nights by the fire. I'm not sure if that's what the folk who have been knitting these beauties for centuries had in mind for their sweaters, but I like to think so.

The traditional Fair Isle style has been cropping up more than usual lately, perhaps brought back to the forefront by D&G's wintry wonderland of a Fall 2010 collection. If the designer versions are your cup of tea, you can find a good selection here, but I for one am happy to find that my go-to shop, Joe Fresh has a number of Fair Isle-inspired sweaters among their offerings for winter (my choice? Probably the red one, left). I'm looking forward to picking one up and wearing it while sipping cocoa by the fireplace at home over the holidays.



Barb said...

I am absolutely in love with all things WINTERY! (I associate Fair Isle with winter, too)

The Joe Fresh Fair Isle sweaters have been owning my life.

kristin @ high socks said...

i love fair isle but i feel like i can't really wear it until december. i have a great pair of fair isle tights from winners that i'm gonna break out again soon.

Rebecca @ white-styled said...

it is meant to be summer here in Sydney, but it is so freezing I am envious of all those cozy things on your post. Especially the adorable lined shoes.

Annie said...

Love the Fair Isle sweaters....you should definitely pick one up :)

The Other Side of Gray

Leah said...

Ooh all this Fair Isle makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I love Christmas sweaters :)

xo L.

Chelsea said...

This is my first exposure to Fair Isle..I'm not sure it means I've been under a rock, but I do like! All the items look super cozy and would be perfect to wear to a snowy lodge.

Lola said...

OBSESSED with fairisle! officially in love with the red sweater x

the ineffable soul said...

i love the fairisle mittens - definitely a wintery print! x

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