Ladies Lace Fair Isle Tunic Jumper - heather
Delicate fair isle patterns are combined to form lace-like designs in this tunic length ladies jumper. Knitted in Shetland-character wool which is spun in Aberdeenshire. Heather colourway has pale rose and plummy pinks reminiscent of delicate heather flowers.
An upright turtle neck gives the jumper an early 60s vibe. It has a rolled hem and cuffs.
Back length of the Medium size is approximately 28 inches (71cm).
Made in Scotland
Dry Clean only or Handwash only
As well as fair isle patterns, Shetland is also known for the fine lace shawls and stoles produced in the 19th century which were made popular by Queen Victoria. I wanted to produce a design to reflect these 2 styles, creating this 2-tone fair isle pattern which uses a delicate combination of stitches reminiscent of lace.
Picture courtesy of the Shetland Museum Textile collection.