Michael Ross – Fisherman Fair Isle Slip Over Vest F18

Sold by: Michael Ross


Hand Framed – Made in England

Whether it’s the influence of the Spanish, who were stranded on Fair Isle, following the Spanish Armada in 1588, design ideas from nearby Scandinavia, or a combination of both, nothing can dispute the fact that today’s Fair Isle knitting patterns display a stunning array of colours and designs, the Fisherman pattern, from Michael Ross being no exception.

Situated between Shetland and Orkney, north of mainland Scotland, knitters on the remote island of Fair Isle started by making scarves, caps and stockings. Fair Isle sweaters were not knitted until the First World War. Key motifs were diamonds, crosses and eight-pointed stars, which were knitted in horizontal bands.

It was the Prince of Wales who thrust the Fair Isle into the limelight in 1922, when he sported his sweater while playing golf at St Andrews. More muted shades were preferred at that time.

Since then, the Fair Isle has become a classic, with various permutations, and it continues to inspire and influence the fashion world. Indeed, American designer, Ralph Lauren included a Fair Isle in his first collection.

Our Fisherman Fair Isle version evokes images of the sea and the traditional fishing trade, conjuring suggestions of nets, ropes, knots and other sea fishing paraphernalia, interspersed with traditional motifs.

As each Michael Ross piece is handmade to order, you should anticipate your knitwear arriving within 6-10 weeks of ordering; it is definitely worth the wait!

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Hand Framed (slip over-vest)


Michael Ross
Yarn :-100% Wool
Made in England

Additional information


38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 (+£4.00), 50 (+£8.00)

Ready to ship in 6-8 weeks


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Please note that all of our Knitwear are bespoke items BESPOKE HANDMADE TO ORDER, hence please expect 6-10 weeks for the production process. It is worth the wait!
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