FISHERMANS FAIR ISLE SLIP OVER KNITWEAR
FISHERMANS FAIR ISLE SLIP OVER KNITWEAR
FISHERMANS FAIR ISLE SLIP OVER KNITWEAR
FISHERMANS FAIR ISLE SLIP OVER KNITWEAR
FISHERMANS FAIR ISLE SLIP OVER KNITWEAR

Fisherman F02 Foyle(Donegal)

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£139.00
£115.83 (ex. VAT)
100% IRISH DONEGAL YARN MADE IN ENGLAND
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Fisherman F02 Foyle(Donegal)
Hand Framed - Slip over

FISHERMAN FAIR ISLE

by
Yarn :-BASE: DONEGAL YARN FROM IRELAND
Made in England

Hand Wash or Dry Clean Only
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About the Design

Whether it’s the influence of the Spanish, who were stranded on Fair Isle, following the Spanish Armada in 1588, design ideas from nearby Scandinavia, or a combination of both, nothing can dispute the fact that today’s Fair Isle knitting patterns display a stunning array of colours and designs, the Fisherman pattern, from Michael Ross being no exception.

Situated between Shetland and Orkney, north of mainland Scotland, knitters on the remote island of Fair Isle started by making scarves, caps and stockings. Fair Isle sweaters were not knitted until the First World War. Key motifs were diamonds, crosses and eight-pointed stars, which were knitted in horizontal bands.

It was the Prince of Wales who thrust the Fair Isle into the limelight in 1922, when he sported his sweater while playing golf at St Andrews. More muted shades were preferred at that time.

Since then, the Fair Isle has become a classic, with various permutations, and it continues to inspire and influence the fashion world. Indeed, American designer, Ralph Lauren included a Fair Isle in his first collection.

Our Fisherman Fair Isle version evokes images of the sea and the traditional fishing trade, conjuring suggestions of nets, ropes, knots and other sea fishing paraphernalia, interspersed with traditional motifs.


 


Traditional Hand Framed Knitting
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Traditional method of linking of trims
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BESPOKE MADE FAIR ISLE
Please allow 8 to 10 weeks to be made for you.

Our standard Sizing or give your own.
 
UK inch 40" 42" 44" 46" 48" 50"
TAB ON GARMENT S M L XL XXL XXXL
Chest CMS 51.00 53.50 56.00 58.50 61.00 63.50
Length CMS 64.00 66.00 66.00 68.00 68.00 70.00






 
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5 stars based on 4 reviews
JAMES
from USA
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Dear Denis -- I received my sweater today and it is perfection in every way -- yarn quality, design, workmanship, and fit. I want to share this anecdote. I first saw a Fair Isle slipover in BBC's 1981 TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited". The character Charles Rider (played by Jeremy Irons) wore one occasionally as an Oxford schoolboy with a tweed coat and gray flannel trousers. Until last fall I have searched for the perfect Fair Isle. Of course, being a lifelong Anglophile, I have several bespoke tweeds and gray flannels. This sweater will always hold a special place of honor in my wardrobe and I look forward to wearing it this coming fall. Thanks so much and best wishes to you and Michael Ross Knitwear. Regard, Jim Edwards, Arlington, Virginia

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Niels
from Holland
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Feedback from a happy customer: thanks for the perfect service. It fits fine!

Kind regards Niels Heijstek

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Yu Dan
from Australia
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It's really very very long time waiting. But the good thing always worth to give patience. Thanks for the special length. Perfect 1940's styles.

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Crist ten Veen
from Zaandam Nederland
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Ik heb een FISHERMANS FAIR ISLE SLIP OVER F02 FOYLE besteld.

De slip over voldoet aan de verwachting, zelfs beter. De levertijd was sneller dan verwacht.De aangegeven maat klopt ook.

Ik raad dit product aan bij vrienden en kennissen.

Ga zo door.

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BRAND: michael ross
Material: wool
colour: brown
made: uk
Product Code: 2747