The fairisle sweater is named after the Fair Isle, one of the Shetland Islands where the knitting pattern originated.
Details- Michael Kors scoop neck sweater, Vogue 2004 (left), J.Crew knit cardigan and brown vest (top middle & bottom right), vests by Edina & Lena, UK Vogue, 1980 (top right), knit jacket by Banana Republic, Self Magazine 2007 (middle bottom).
(Top photo- Laura Ashley, 1983)
Update 8/23/2011- A fun twist on the traditional fairisle sweater that’s perfect for this fall. Available at plumo.
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