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Fair Isle Jumpers on the chunky

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BikeRunSki Sun 25-Oct-20 09:23:34

I really fancy a fair isle sweater, something like this. I am size 16, broad shoulders and 34F boobs. Will these jumpers make me look higher than I already am? I am also very long in the body, and tops generally don’t reach the top of my trousers, and I always look a bit truncated.

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NotMeNoNo Sun 25-Oct-20 09:31:07

If you like it, wear it with conviction. have you looked at Woolovers too? Natural wool not that nylon blend at Boden.

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Oct-20 09:41:43

@NotMeNoNo, I’ve had a lot of quality issues with Woolovers in the past. Have they improved in the last 5 years or so?

I totally agree that nice jumpers should be wool, but I love the colours of that Boden one, and have had lots of moth problems in the past.

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NotMeNoNo Sun 25-Oct-20 11:08:39

Depends on which Woolovers product/ type of wool, but you can't tell person a photo. I had rubbish jumpers from Boden, too, quite disheartened to be honest!

Janegrey333 Sun 25-Oct-20 11:17:30

A Fair Isle jumper has to be pure wool. Adding an unnatural fibre will cause bobbling. If Woolovers do then in 100% wool, then their jumpers are superior. Boden is now quite skimpy in every way.

Janegrey333 Sun 25-Oct-20 11:17:58

do them

Janegrey333 Sun 25-Oct-20 11:21:37

This is much more like the real deal. The patterns and colours are traditional, too.

Fatted Sun 25-Oct-20 11:24:04

I don't like the jumper TBH.

But if you like it, then wear it. I'm fat. I wear what I want. It's the three extra stone that make me look fat, not a jumper.

Nowisthemonthofmaying Sun 25-Oct-20 11:48:42

Toast have some lovely Fair Isle jumpers at the moment which are pure wool

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Oct-20 12:30:29


I don't like the jumper TBH.

But if you like it, then wear it. I'm fat. I wear what I want. It's the three extra stone that make me look fat, not a jumper.

smile You’re right

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BikeRunSki Sun 25-Oct-20 12:36:54

@Janegrey333, that’s much more what I had in mind when I started searching. Thank you. I lookEd at Boden because I have a code, even though I know their tops are too short for me and they are not 100% wool.

I have a milestone birthday coming up. I’m going to ask for a property Scottish jumper as “rest of my life” present. I don’t do fashion, if far rather have one good jumper than 3 synthetic fashiony ones.

Don’t know why I didn’t think of House of Bruar - we had lunch there only a few weeks ago!

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ImperfectTents Sun 25-Oct-20 13:04:02

Go for broke and check out Brora

NotMeNoNo Sun 25-Oct-20 13:08:12

If you look for "Shetland" or "Fair Isle" you will get to the small Scottish manufacturers. Some are very traditional but some more contemporary. Real Shetland wool doesn't bobble, I used to have some that lasted years.

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Oct-20 13:11:34

@NotMeNoNo, I have just sent a link from them to DM! They look balance tradition/contemporary/craft/quality really well.

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albird Sun 25-Oct-20 13:33:31

Cos do a lovely one if you like a slightly roll neck

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