Now that you’ve packed away your
Originating from the remote, tiny island in Shetland, Fair Isle knitwear is famed for its colourful and distinct prints. Sometimes the pattern is just a detail, like the snowflake I’m wearing here from The White Company, or it can be a bolder all-over style such as the one from Toast (below). Traditionally, the patterns use a palette of five or six colours, but only two different colours on each row.
Camilla Ridley-Day shared her advice for embracing the fair isle knit trend. Pictured: Jumper, £68.60, in store only (call 020 3758 9222 to order) The White Company; shirt, £89, baukjen.com; jeans, £25.99, zara.com; shoes, £39, kurtgeiger.com; earrings, £595, monicavinader.com
Until a few years ago, they were a throwback to 1970s kitsch, but when one of these jumpers made the cover of French Vogue it become a modern-day musthave.
During the spring/summer 2020 fashion week ever y fashionista was embracing the look, pairing the knit with shorts. Now we’re in the middle of winter, it’s even more relevant layered up with a crisp shirt (like mine from Baukjen).
HOW TO WEAR IT
This fine-knit version is still warm owing to its cashmere content, and works well tucked into these looser-style mum jeans or left out and paired with your favourite skinnies. Go neutral with my pick from M&S (below) or colourful with mustard detailing from Boden (also below). But beware the round-necked option, they’re best left to children.
NOW SHOP THE TREND…