Classic 1940's Fair Isle: Gairloch
• 100% Shetland Wool
• Knitted in Scotland
• Recreated from original archive 1940s pullover
• Ideal "Three Season" weight
This Fair Isle vest design is one of our most popular pieces of knitwear - and we've just had another run knitted due to popular demand. This is an authentic recreation of one of the most ubiquitous Fair Isle designs of the 1940s.
There are few more poignant reminders of the knitwear popular during 1940s and 1950s than an original Fair Isle pullover, the bright colours lifted the spirits during the darkest days of WW2. In a bid to overcome the clothing rations, people were also encouraged to knit and these brightly coloured Fair Isle sweaters became a symbol of hope in a rather "black & white" World. Often the womenfolk whiled away the tedious evenings of the 'black-out' gathered around a peat fire listening to the radio and knitting Fair Isle and other sweaters. Please check our full range of WW2 era clothing, each piece is carefully replicated from traditional patterns typical of those used during wartime.