The multistrand style of knitting known as Fair Isle takes its name from the tiny Scottish island where it originated. The most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom, Fair Isle is currently home to fewer than 70 people, but its traditional knitting style is known around the world. This yoked cardigan is knit in Peterhead, Scotland, on the northeast coast of the mainland, using 100% merino wool from Ireland.
Not available for shipment to Russia.
Made in Scotland of Irish merino wool. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18), XXL (20).
I LOVE wool sweaters that look handmade. I have quite a collection from National Geographic. This sweater is actually made in Scotland, of Irish Merino wool. This wool is very soft to the touch, and not at all itchy. If it were even slightly itchy, I wouldn't be able to go near it. (sensitive skin) The heathered wool is beautiful, it has little flecks of brightly colored yarn, pink, blue, green, among the muted purple yarn. The yoke and cuffs have a floral-like pattern that are true to an authentic Fair Isle sweater. I bought two, one in small, and one in medium, just incase it shrinks. I CAREFULLY hand wash all my wool sweaters in cold water, no agitation. The wool can tighten up a bit, so far, not enough to make a difference in size. Such a lovely sweater! I would like to see them offered in blue or pink!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
This flattering A-line cardigan is a contemporary take
on classic Aran sweaters, those thick, textured knits that were inspired by fisherman sweaters and developed into an international symbol of Irish culture.