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13th October 2023


Fair Isle has been enjoying another moment, with retailers and designers such as Toast, Molly Goddard, and Mati Ventrillon (above) offering beautiful but often pricey modern versions. Nevertheless, nothing beats a hand-made Fair Isle vest, tam or pair of mittens. The best yarns are sold by Jamiesons and Jamieson & Smith, and there are plenty of excellent patterns available on Ravelry or in books by Alice Starmore, Marie Wallin, and Mati Ventrillon (the last two also sell kits).


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