The Fair Isle Sweater | THE Original Christmas Sweater | Boyfriend Sweater
Who calls them Ugly Sweaters?
Not only are Fair Isle Sweaters THE Original Christmas Sweaters. Fair Isle Sweaters are beautiful and Unique knitted sweaters and jerseys, which make great presents for men and woman. A collection of superb design and quality, These are the ideal, fashion piece for men and woman this Winter Season.
Luckily for us, and you (yes, my mother does buy me one too) they are back in fashion! I have never been so happy. We know that no Christmas would be the same without THE Original Christmas Sweater. Over the years it has become a talking point round many a dinner Table.
I never knew how my mum managed to get hold of these fine patterned sweaters, I honestly thought they were my grans! I do love them because they are warm and cozy, and now I can wear mine with style and pride.
Oh no, I have not forgot my husband.
I have not only found a great selection of womans, but mens too, making them not just a wonderful Christmas present, in fact, anytime of year, present.
Even the stars are out wearing it, Rihanna seen here, Victoria Beckham, Diane Kruger JLo have all jumped on this warm and cozy retro fashion style. So start a fire in the hearth, heat up some spicy mulled wine put on your Fair Isle Jumper and cozy up - you know you want to.
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Get the Fair Isle Look
Just check this classic winter sweater that is tapered and body skimming to reveal your feminine figure, knitted from a toasty blend of acrylic, wool and alpaca for a warm wearing winter staple that feels as good as it looks. ribbed cuffs, hem and collar add durability and textural interest while a subtle fairisle pattern across the chest recalls the heritage of a traditional but timeless aesthetic. thick enough to block the winter chill but
Fair Isle knitting Technique
That the Celebs are desperate for
Would you ever have thought that wearing a colorful Fair Isle sweater with patterns on the chest/yoke area, wearing with blue denims could look so good. Jennifer Lopez get in on the fashion statement whilst taking her family to Disney Land.
Fair Isle sweaters are most fashionable during winter season. It is thicker and most ideal for really cold climates. The pattern really frames your face too.
The Fair Isle knitting technique originated on a Small Island in Scotland just off of Orkney and the Shetland Isles, and was made to keep the fishermen warm whilst at sea, you can also get socks, gloves and hats made in the fair Isle technique.
This knitting technique uses 2 or more colours, against a plain background, the pattern repeats itself throughout the garment, either vertically or horizontially. Initially the pattern would have ran all the way through the garment however these days, it is used in a variety of ways, perhaps just at the cuffs or neck, whilst the main part of the garment stays on colour.
The yarn used is very dense (heavy weight) and this makes it so cozy and warm.
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This years Hottest FairIsle Long Length Cardigan
Warm and Cozy Cardigans - follow the Fair Isle trend
This cardigan is featured in various magazines and worn and favourited by Oprah. Novelty detail throughout the cardigan. drapey collar, black trim detail.
The best feature of this Cardigan is it is machine washable!
Womans Fair Isle Cardigan - Fair Isle Traditional but Very Modern Knitwear
This is a modern twist on the Traditional Technique. FairIsle keeps coming back in season, winter after winter. This is a great buy to have and wear again and again ....
This is gorgeous Long sleeve open cardigan with textured knit along the waist
Fair Isle Socks and Gloves
Keep your feet and hands cozy and warm, with these adorable socks and gloves Made popular by the fishermen as the wmoan would make them using up all the scraps of wool, and create awesome designs, but more importantly creatingthick socks for their husbands who wen tout to sea.
Making the Fair Isle trendy for men.
Team with a hoody underneath for that smart on the street casul look. You can wear it up town or downtown, and you cannot say it is not a hot look for your man.
You can see other winter fashion ideas over here
Mens stylish sweaters
A huge range of classic designs quality and great priced too
FREE fairisle knitting patterns
Did You Know! Knitting The Fair Isle Pattern - ....hours of work to create these works of art.
An online writer and friend of mine 2muchtrashl eft a comment on this page and I thought it really should be noted, as she raised a very good point.
She has this to say about Fair Isle knitting Patterns
"I wonder if people would be so scathing about fairisle if they knew the work that goes into knitting it. As a knitter, I know the hours of work involved. Fairisle is a great way to make a sweater when you don't have enough of the main colour. A border at the neck and/or above the sleeve cuffs can be just the ticket for making a sweater (jersey where I come from) something original. Intarsia knitting is also fascinating, but I don't have much patience for it. As a rule, when I knit (as I used to for a tourist shop) I would knit Aran sweaters from all natural 100% New Zealand wool, which is absolutely beautiful to knit with. Also, alpaca which is my absolute favorite yarn to knit with because it is so warm and soft and slides through my fingers easily when I knit it. The result is absolutely gorgeous."
So are you ready to tackle the Fairl Isle pattern?
classic and Modern twist on the FairIsle technique