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10 February 2021

Who knew that the V & A had fairisle jumpers in its collection? Well, it makes sense but it's funny that if one found these in a jumble sale (in the old days when there were jumble sales) we would wear it rather than preserve it in tissue paper or give it to the V & A. In fact some of us have given old fair isle jumpers to the puppy to sleep on! These are catalogued as Fairisle Knitwear Group, Multicoloured hand knitted wool sweater and slip over England c.1920-30 and actually the V & A has a lot of  beautiful knitwear here

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