Taken from an old photograph, "Dressed in the Native Product", of Johnnie Jamieson from Unst in the 1920's, this pattern has been reproduced in both the natural colours of the Shetland sheep, with brown (moorit) predominating, and in the old Fair Isle colours.
Originally Fair Isle knitting used only the natural colours of the Shetland sheep whilst local plants and lichens were used to create soft, but intense, shades of yellow, orange and green. Indigo dye produced a blue and madder added red to the mix.
Traditionally the patterns are bands of octagons and crosses, called OXO patterns, with bands of small, or peerie, patterns in between.
|H44||Crew-neck Sweater||£ 191.00|
|H45||V-neck (not shown)||£ 200.00|
|H46||Button-up Cardigan||£ 214.00|
|Colours: Natural Moorit (left), Old Fair Isle (right)
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