traditional fair isle

ella gordon

Hello everyone, at this point in my life I think I must admit to myself that I have become a semi-professional knitwear collector.. when I started collecting knitwear it was really just for things to wear – which I still do, from September to May every year I am pretty much-wearing something knitted every day. I’m not fussy and have a lot of items which to me are everyday gansies and tops however I’ve built up a small collection of what I would call ‘traditional’ fair isle garments – these are not garments which initially would have appealed to me when I started buying knitwear but as my appreciation has changed I have come to find a great deal of time for these styles.

Anyone interested in Shetland textiles may have different ideas of what a traditional Fair Isle is but to me its garments which use early colours –…

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