This is a guest post by Jennifer Nicole. See the rest of Jennifer’s guest posts here.
Am I becoming a hipster?
I ask because I’m really into the comeback of Fair Isle-inspired knits. Like, really into it.
Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique named after an island in the north of Scotland called, well, Fair Isle. The technique is all about knitting in the round using five or so colors (only two per row). The technique wasn’t a big deal until the soon-to-be King Edward VIII started wearing Fair Isle tank tops in 1921. (A side note: Eddie ended up abdicating the British throne so he could marry a twice-divorced American socialite. Fashionable and wild about love: that’s how we like ’em.)
I went with my mom and sister to Fred Meyer over the weekend to pick up Christmas decorations, and I could not stop gravitating toward all of the Fair Isle sweaters and dresses. They’re all on sale! I need them! Screw Christmas decorations: my tree will wear Fair Isle! What do you mean, trees don’t wear sweaters?!
…am I crazy?