Traditional Fair Isle Knitting
Situated far to the north of the Scottish mainland, the Shetlands are famous for the dampness of their climate and the excellence of their wool — a pair of distinctions that fostered the development of a vibrant form of patterned knitting. Fair Isle's unusual technique employs two colors in each row; the wool not in use is stranded along the back in short loops, resulting in an extremely warm and weatherproof double fabric.
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Fair Isle knitting, a colorful, patterned form of knitting, was named for the British island on which it was developed during the 19th C-an outlying island of the Shetland group off the north east rip ... Read full review