Fair Isle Sweater
Fair isle is a knitting technique which combines multiple colors to create patterns. Fair isle name derives from a tiny island in Shetland Island located between Norway and Scotland. Later on, Fair Isle began popular soon after the Prince of Wales wore fair isle V-style pullover in 1921. Due to its unique patterns, more people fascinate with Fair Isle knitting and fashion industry tries to create the pattern into sweater which then called fair isle sweater. Now this Fair Isle is known of a style of stranded color work knitting instead of particular patterns.
Can We Have Fair Isle Sweater Knitted by Ourselves?
The answer is yes, you can, if you are into knitting. The technique of knitting itself is not that hard but it needs patience. In case you have never knitted Fair Isle sweater before, you can look up on Google for its technique. Some bloggers like to share their experiences in knitting and to support their share; they put a photo in every step. If you prefer videos, then go to Youtube.
How Many Patterns Does Fair Isle Sweater Have?
If you are about knit by yourself, fair isle sweater comes in single or double pointed needles. Generally the traditional fair isle pattern has no more than two or three colors.