Why We Can't Live Without Fair Isle Sweaters This Winter

January 9, 2014 by Maria Bobila
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Here’s a little tidbit you can add to the conversation starter that is your brand new Fair Isle sweater: the cozy top boasts Scottish and Scandinavian roots and is named after a traditional knitting style from Fair Isle of the Shetland Islands. It’s a technique that uses multiple colors knitted in a number of patterns — and is exactly why we love it. Sure you can opt for a cable knit fisherman-style sweater, but what’s the fun in sporting one solid color? We’d rather stay warm and comfy in a multi-hued knit, which perfectly stands out in a snow-covered backdrop. (We see a future Instagram photo op!) And the number one reason why we love fair isle sweaters is they never go out of style! You can wear them winter after winter after winter after winter…you get the point. Check out our slideshow to see which Fair Isle knit fits you best, we promise you’ll keep it on all winter long.

Read about more winter trends and stories: the best skincare tips for winter, the comfiest trends for winter, and 11 things you must wear this winter.

[Photo: Keiko Lynn]

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