Fair Isle has been a favourite knitwear style for almost a century.
Something that gained popularity among the royals back in the 1920s, it’s still loved just as much today.
If you’d like to try your hand at crafting a timeless piece on a quite afternoon, we have a couple of lovely Fair Isle knitting patterns for men and women available to buy in our shop.
Fancy creating a special garment for yourself? Order your copy of the Women’s Fair Isle Cowl Neck Top Knitting Pattern (WLD097) at The Knitting Network now.
This stylish knit has a timeless heritage feel and looks great worn casually with jeans and riding boots.
Alternatively if there’s a special man in your life, we suggest getting started on the Vintage Men's Slipover Knitting Pattern.
The reference number for this item is WMD009.
When you click through the names above, you'll be given two purchase options. You can either state that you'd like to print the PDF of the pattern at home or can ask to have it posted to your home.
Woman’s Weekly reader Heather Mountjoy sent a charming black and white photo to show us that her relatives were fans of Fair Isle in the 1950s.
'I thought you might like to see a photograph of my dad, Harry Breeze, wearing the Fair Isle slipover which featured in your vintage pattern pullout recently,’ Heather tells us.
‘In the photograph he is shown with my mum, Pauline Breeze, who knitted the jumper for him.’
Heather’s mum dug her needles out to make the sleeveless top using a pattern featured in our 8 April 1950 issue.
‘Dad passed away several years ago, but mum is 84 and is still reading Woman’s Weekly and still knitting. She thought she recognised the jumper when she saw the pullout! I found this lovely photo of dad, mum (sporting a Fair Isle cardi she also knitted) with her auntie and cousin.’