The Twelve Style Statements of Christmas Day Eleven – Fair Isle

Midway through December, when the weather has shifted from nippy to freezing and Christmas shopping is on your mind, it’s time to bust out the thick knit sweaters. But don’t just settle for any average piece of knitwear – go Fair Isle. Named after a tiny island off the north of Scotland and brought into the height of fashion thanks to the oh-so-chic sweater vests of the Prince of Wales in the early 20s, this knitting technique has become a cozy classic. Try the pattern in a dress, legwarmers, hats, scarfs… or anything else you can think of for that matter!




  1. Cristina G.

    Hi, I love your blog! I was wondering if you knew where the dress in the first picture is from, I am completely in love with it!! Hope you do, thanks anyway!

    • Alanna

      Hey there C.G.! Sadly I don’t know where the dress came from, it was the random result from a Pinterest search a few years ago. But from now on I’ll try and keep track of those things so if you ever see anything else you like, I’ll be able to point you in the right direction. I’m so glad you like my blog though, and if there are any ideas you have to make it even better please let me know, I’d love to hear from you! :)

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