Where to Find Fair Isle
I receive a lot of questions every time I wear or post one of my Fair Isle sweaters. While my collection of Fair Isle is exclusively vintage, I’ve been on the hunt for modern and available versions for you! Here are three #fewerandbetterapproved retailers who currently make exquisite Fair Isles.
I’ve been a fan of Heidi Wynne’s knits ever since seeing them featured on Habitually Chic, a blog I read regularly. Heather Clawson, the author of Habitually Chic, is known for her exacting taste, and Heidi Wynne’s sweaters live up to her (and my!) standards. Heidi is a delightful individual and her taste is exquisite. Her sweaters are carefully and sustainably made (read more on her website!) and she works with a Scottish mill to produce her beautiful Fair Isles. You can find her Fair Isles here! I’ve got my eye on the grey Rhinebeck Fair Isle for next year.
I picked up some beautiful cashmere knits from Brora when I was in Edinburgh a few years ago–the quality is great and the craftsmanship superb. I love their collection of Fair Isles, which come in a variety of styles and colors. You can find cashmere, lambswool, and merino Fair Isles at Brora, and their patterns stay true to the traditional Fair Isle knits.
I first heard about Bosie from my friend Muffy Aldrich, who is a prominent supporter of the brand! I trust Muffy’s judgement implicitly, and she has spoken very highly of Bosie’s knitwear. Bosie has a wide selection of Fair Isle and I am itching to get my hands on one of their beautiful cardigans!