Men’s Fishermans Fair Isle Crew – Unshin Donegal
The Michael Ross Men's Fishermans Fair Isle Crew Unshin Donegal is a classic Fair Isle jumper crafted on hand frames. This 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.
The history of the Fair Isle is rather murky. 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.
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 British jumper.
Crafted on hand knitting machines with traditionally linked trims in the the Michael Ross workshops in Thatcham, England. Michael Ross knitwear are commitment to top quality design, construction and materials and uses 100% Donegal Yarn. Each jumper is made to order and due to their nature takes 8 weeks to make but they are certainly worth the wait.
Made in Thatcham
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Hand wash or dry clean only
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