FISHERMAN FAIR ISLE
Made in England
Hand Wash or Dry Clean Only
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.
BESPOKE MADE FAIR ISLE
Please allow 8 to 10 weeks to be made for you.
Our standard Sizing or give your own.
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Posted all over the world by Royal Mail
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"
Feedback from a happy customer: thanks for the perfect service. It fits fine!
Kind regards Niels Heijstek"
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."
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."