Mens Fair isle Lerwick Shawl Collar Jumper Navy
A Men's fair isle jumper in our "Lerwick" pattern with feature shawl collar neckline. The Shetland-character wool is spun in Aberdeenshire for a crisp, authentic feel. The predominant navy blue patterns are accented with tones of burgundy reds and greys. Ribbed hem and cuffs.
Follows our "Other styles" Mens sizing chart. Please note that this jumper tends to measure up slightly small due to the thickness of the knit. Chest sizes are approximately as follows:
M 40" (102cm), L 43" (109cm), XL 44 1/2" (113cm), XXL 46cm (117cm)
100% Pure New Wool (Supersoft Shetland)
Made in Scotland with Aberdeenshire wool
Dry Clean or Handwash only
The "Lerwick" pattern was inspired by the traditional fair isle patterns of Shetland. Many of these were based around "OXO" patterns with each knitter having her own version of this. Jumpers were a way in which a women could show a diversity of patterns in one garment. Unlike many "high street" versions of a fair isle jumper in which the same pattern is repeated every few inches down the length of the jumper, the Lerwick pattern has a much longer pattern stretching to nearly the full length of the body in the same way that traditional hand-knit jumpers for the Shetland isles would have done long ago. This style was made popular in the 1920s when stylish trend setter Edward, The Prince of Wales (who later abdicated his role as King Edward VIII) was depicted in the portrait "Royal Friends" wearing his fair isle jumper.