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Fall Fashion: Fair Isle Friends

Nothing says cozy quite like a Fair Isle sweater…which may very well explain why modern takes on this classic knitting style can be found season after season. Around 1850, authentic Fair Isle sweaters were made famous by knitters on Fair Isle, part of the Shetland Islands, Scotland, for their brightly colored, patterned knitwear. Today's Fair Isle-style knits make a ski-lodge chic statement on tunics, sweater dresses, and more. Pair these pieces with dark tights and knee-high boots for an updated look that pays homage to this rich, textile tradition. Here are eight affordable ways to hook the trend:

[1] Roxy 'Hot Chocolate' Short Sleeve Sweater, $48
[2] Delia's Fair Isle henley, $48.50
[3] Heritage 1981 Telluride sweater top, $26
[4] Lux Fairisle sweater dress, $58
[5] Lands' End vintage ski design sweater, $49.50
[6] Alloy Fair Isle babydoll, $29.50
[7] Sweater Project Fair Isle sweater dress, $34.00
[8] Mossimo Fair Isle sweater tunic, $24.99
I'm excited for the cold. And these sweaters are especially cute, my favorite is the second one from delias.
#1 Kerri on 2007-10-28 00:53 (Reply)
That's our favorite, too! Love the long sleeves and button detail.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2007-10-29 00:26 (Reply)
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