Why Did You Wear That: Fair Well, My Friend.
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?


So, here’s your mini history lesson for the day, fair isle is a knitting technique used to create patterns using different colors. The technique is named after a small island off the coast of Scotland and became popular after the Prince of Wales sported the knitted vests all the way back in 1921. See? So much smarter and you’re only two sentences in!

I remember sitting in a design meeting two years ago discussing fairisle… so I’m happy to see that it eventually caught on to the masses. While this style probably used to remind you of your grandmother, it is so far from frumpy.

haute2053722881_p1_v1_m56577569832049871_254x500Haute Hippie Fairisle Sweater, $495

Screen shot 2010-09-29 at 4.44.52 PMTopshop Knitted Fairisle Cardigan, $110

Screen shot 2010-09-29 at 4.48.58 PMWhistles Suki Fairisle Knitted Sweater, $143.23

Screen shot 2010-09-29 at 5.10.55 PMMarc by Marc Jacobs Buzzy Fairisle Cardigan, $278

Screen shot 2010-09-29 at 5.13.40 PMWilster Patterned Cardigan, $242

Screen shot 2010-09-29 at 5.16.06 PMRalph Lauren Wool-Cashmere Cardigan, $465

80355013-01Forever21 Chunky Knit Ski Sweater, $29.80







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