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Nice fairisle jumper?

(69 Posts)
Ambleside48 Wed 08-Nov-17 17:39:00

Has anyone seen any decent fairisle jumpers about? All I can find are naff Christmas jumpers...

Laska5772 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:18:31

Not quite trad Fairilse but I love this

Laska5772 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:19:06

Fairisle .. blush

peppykoala Wed 08-Nov-17 18:27:40

Uniqlo have some Fairisle-ish ones in their latest Ines de la Fressange range.

Ambleside48 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:41:01

Thanks laska but I can’t click on the link sad, no idea why!

Will look at uniqlo, why do I always forget to look there?!

Laska5772 Wed 08-Nov-17 18:48:20

.I don't know why either amble as it works for me...Google Celtic and Co Nordic Jumper .. expensive though! but I am thinking about it.. cheaper going through Quidco and there's a 10% offer also

Pippin8 Wed 08-Nov-17 19:22:40

John Lewis have some nice ones, all different brands.

BarchesterFlowers Wed 08-Nov-17 19:31:00

I have got a couple of Harley of Scotland fairisle jumpers.

Like this one. Not cheap but one of mine must be ten years old!

NotMeNoNo Wed 08-Nov-17 20:37:38


Ambleside48 Wed 08-Nov-17 20:46:48

Oh my goodness there are some lovely ones here! Thanks so much. Will need to invest in a good quality one I think, I’m a knitter so totally willing to pay for quality with woolly jumpers! Thanks all!

BarchesterFlowers Wed 08-Nov-17 20:55:52

If you can knit Kate Davies - Inspired by Islay and other books have got some really lovely and modern patterns, some not too hard. I think it was recommended on here. I have bought the book and some wool but haven’t started yet!!

NotMeNoNo Wed 08-Nov-17 20:58:56

Not Tempted? [grin]

NotMeNoNo Wed 08-Nov-17 20:59:53

Epic x-post Barchesterflowers smile

BamburyFuriou3 Wed 08-Nov-17 21:00:14

Seasalt has a nice one but hand wash only.

Personally, having small kids, I therefore went for the Sainsbury's cheaper more washable version grin

Terrylene Wed 08-Nov-17 21:06:52

Knit your own? Lovely wool here, and very affordable. I bought some last year (and am still knitting it. Good value for money hobby grin )

SpeakerOfTheHouse Wed 08-Nov-17 21:09:54

Any of these mistral ones??

Ambleside48 Wed 08-Nov-17 21:19:45

Ha notme and barcester! That was amazing!

Ah there are loads of lovely ones, I can’t choose now! I too have the small kids but I reckon if I get a dark sturdy one it should stand up to the battering!

I’d love to knit one but I’m still halfway through a toddler cardigan (which is fairisle, ironically!) that I’ve been working on for 6 months so I don’t think I’d ever stand a chance of finishing an adult sized jumper! I’m conked out by 8.30 most nights so doesn’t leave much time for knitting (woe is me).

Thanks so much for all the suggestions, think I will go for a mid range £70-£80 one as a compromise! Love some of these websites, had never heard of woolovers!

SesameSparkle Wed 08-Nov-17 22:48:40

Eribe are also at the luxury end, but gorgeous. I want everything....

BarchesterFlowers Thu 09-Nov-17 06:48:21

That is a lovely site (that is now on my list Sparkle).

Harley are wonderful but I struggle to find their current range anywhere (I really like the current pink cardigan).

I see, from searching for a link for this thread, that J Crew are now stocking Harley knitwear. I am sure that is good for Harley but will probably make the fact that they are difficult to get hold of worse!

I must get my book out and choose one to knit.

GemmaB78 Thu 09-Nov-17 06:50:50

I was going to suggest knitting one. Kate Davies is really good. Otherwise Tin Can Knits have a tool to help you design your own.

QuilliamCakespeare Thu 09-Nov-17 07:08:51

I love you for starting this thread. I had a lovely fairisle Christmas jumper when I was heavily pregnant which sadly went to the charity shop afterwards because it was enormous. I’ve been after a replacement for ages. The penguin one is fantastic!

Fashionjunkie Thu 09-Nov-17 07:47:59

I'm getting the Penguin one in Mistral - so cute!

fairgame84 Thu 09-Nov-17 08:02:12

I like this one from HOF,q=fairisle

picklemepopcorn Thu 09-Nov-17 08:08:49

I’ve never seen mistral before. I love it. Sadly, I’m not an 18. One day, when my current stresses are handled, I’ll go low carb again and get there... then Joe Browns and Mistral will get rich from me.

Ambleside48 Thu 09-Nov-17 10:06:29

Ah I love them all!! If only there was an endless pot of money just for fairisle jumpers!

I’ve decided to knit one. Probably won’t be finished til next winter but I think it will be most fun/value for money, plus I love the idea of designing my own pattern!

So off I go to amazon to find a Kate Davies book! Thanks so much all! (There should be a knitting emoji on here...)

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