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Fair Isle, definition, glossary, knitwear

Style Glossary: Fair Isle

Knitwear is always an important trend for the Autumn/Winter months but this season the trend has a classic, heritage twist. However, to save confusion here is clarification of fair isle which is defined as,

"A sweater featuring a colorful geometric design, often knit in soft, heathered yarns. Named after one of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, the Fair Isle sweater became popular in the 1920s when worn by the duke of Windsor. Today, the Fair Isle continues to offer a cozy winter look."

This Fair Isle tank top is from Boden (£39).

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