I love a good fair isle print. It is perfect for winter – very ski chic. It is less common than a stripe or a plaid, but it is so festive for winter (and not just for the holidays). I don’t have much of it in my closet – 1 have a colorful fair isle print scarf I got several years ago, but I’ve been wanting to do a little more. It makes me fee like maybe I should be on the slopes … or better yet by the fire near the slopes, since I don’t know how to ski and would more than likely break a bone if I tried (I am remarkably accident prone).
So here is a quick history lesson for you – Fair Isle is one of those that I know it when I see it, but I don’t REALLY know about it. S So I googled because that is what I do. Fair Isle is apparently named after a small island off the coast of Scotland and is described as the knitting pattern using several colors, so says Wikipedia. Who knew? Not me. You learn something new every day.
I got this peach fair isle sweater from Loft a few weeks ago, and I love that it isn’t a more traditional darker green or red or navy or black. It is really wintery, but still bright and fun. And as I mentioned before, I am trying to beat the winter blues with bright, cheery pieces. At this point, I am just willing it to be spring.
When I ordered the sweater, I also saw the scarf and thought they would look so cute together! I only have like 750 scarves, but why not one more.
Scarves are a major weakness for me. Confession – I just ordered this one and this one too … but they are on sale. I can’t help myself with the scarves. But I do wear one almost every single day from the time the temps drop until spring.
So how do you feel about fair isle? Love it? Hate it? Want to give it a try?
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