The Little Fair Isle Sweater is surprisingly warm due to the dense knit in the Fair Isle pattern at the upper body and sleeves.
The longer torso makes it suited both for tucking in and wearing on top of skirts and pants both for vintage styled and contemporary looks. Why not match it up with any of our solid color or Fair Isle patterned cardigans for a complete jumper set? Each color combination is carefully balanced to include good base colors that are easily matched to our other garments and to your staple pieces, as well as a few wildcards to spice it up a bit. The colorful knit patterns from the tiny Fair Isle in Northern Scotland has inspired crafty knitters all over the world for decades and began its popularity when the notorious Prince of Wales sported the traditional sweater vests in the early 1920’s. Since then, the knitting technique has been ever so popular for classic leisurewear for the Autumn and Winter season for men as well as women. The material used for this garment is used for most our knits, both in Winter and Summertime. The yarn is in 100 % merino wool in the highest possible quality. Wool's inherent breathability and moisture-wicking properties help regulate body temperature, keeping you cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. The breathability of wool doesn’t feel clammy when you sweat and prevents you from overheating. Wool also stays fresh long, cutting down on washes. Let it air out between wears and when it eventually needs washing just follow the advice on the care label to use mild wool detergent and machine wash it at wool settings or by hand. Wool is infamously itchy, but we use only the softest fibers and the softness is even further enhanced by a softening treatment. As a new customer, you will get pleasantly surprised by the extreme softness of Emmys knitwear. Furthermore, wool is very durable and will last a lifetime if cared for properly. In other words, investing in an emmy garment in pure wool is money well spent!
Manufactured in: China. Material: Warm and super-soft wool yarn in the color combo: navy, aubergine, sky blue, gray, black and oat. 100 % extrafine merino wool mulesing free). Origin of material: Australia.