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.