You Said: Yes to Fair Isle Sweaters

November 24th, 2008

You Said: Yes to Fair Isle Sweaters

Ecote Fairisle Open CardiganWe asked: Would you wear Fair Isle Sweaters?

You said:  Yes to Fair Isle Sweaters, which were voted in 55% to 45%.

Style tip? The multi-color knitted patterns characteristic of Fair Isle sweaters always remind us of Winter.  They’re perfect for a ski date in the mountains, but they also work for a day in the city.  Juxtapose the rustic Fair Isle sweater against a sophisticated skirt and a chic winter coat.  If you dare, try mixing textures - the knit sweater and a sequined skirt would make for a glamourous combination.

Next question: Headbands have been a celebrity style staple since the premiere of Gossip Girl.  But what do you think?   Tell us, would you wear a Headband?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured:  Ecote Fairisle Open Cardigan| $54 at Urban Outfitters.

Entry Filed under: Men,Trend,Trend Predictives,What's In and What's Out,Women

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christa  |  November 25th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Any chance for future survey results that there can be a link to more examples of the trend (i.e. using polyvore)? I’ve always liked your selections and it would be great to get a few more…

  • 2. mimi  |  November 25th, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    I’m not really a fan. Though I like the Ecote cardigan, I always feel the Fair Isle Sweaters look more like those funky “holiday” sweaters with the Santas and things hehe

  • 3. Trisha  |  November 26th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Great idea, Christa! Actually, I’d like to compile the Polyvore outfits into a lookbook to make them easier to view. I’d also like to create some outfits with Fair Isle Sweaters to better show how to wear them. Will have to do a Ready Made Outfit or two!

  • 4. Christa  |  November 27th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Have you seen how outfits and their related links are formatted on I recently got into that site because of the Gossip Girl posts… the editors take a look they see someone wearing (like a GG character) and offer links to all the pieces in the ensemble… either the actual one seen on the show or a less-expensive version. Another way to make it easy to access a lot of links.

    BTW, this led to one of my favorite recent acquisitions, which is very omiru in a number of ways… a $34 Urban Outfitters version of a D&G dress I loved on the show… which is red and black buffalo plaid! Must say, the desire to get something buffalo plaid all started at omiru, for me… :) Very happy with the look, cinched with a wide belt.

  • 5. Roberta  |  June 20th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Does anyone have a pattern (Knitting) for an Irish Knit, either Cardigan or pullover, for a baby?

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