The weather is getting chillier which can only mean one thing, sweater time! And what better sweater than a Fair Isle Sweater? This season several celebrities have been spotted sporting this funky pattern. Read on for a bit of history and how to wear this cozy trend!
A bit of History
- Fair Isle knits are a traditional knitting technique created by using many colors.
- The name comes from an small island in the Shetland islands, near Scotland and Norway.
- Over the years the knitting has gone from traditional two toned colors and moved onto high fashion, less traditional knits!
Cozy with an Edge
Open cardigans are a fun and easy way to add this pattern to your wardrobe! For this fun black and white fair isle knit try a red pant, some biker-esque boots and some edgier accessories.
Grey Winter Day
Fair Isle prints are not limited to sweaters! This dress is cute and cozy for any wardrobe. To pair with the dress try a black pair of tights, black ankle booties and an ivory scarf.
Red and Ready
This look is a bit of an inverse of the first, featuring a black and white fair isle knit, with black skinny jeans, black boots and a red scarf for a pop of color!
Do you own any fair isle knit clothes? Which outfit is your favorite? Let me know!