A few years ago I found the holy grail of Fair Isles, a grey tank/vest top with pink, red, blue and mustard patterning. I carefully washed it, and then impatient to wear it I thought I'd throw it in the drier "just for a second"...very silly and unsurvivable!
I'm not sure what the origins of this love affair are, I mean I wore them as a kid and hated the itchy, ill-fitting around the neck things. I think it was seeing kiwi kids snowboarding in home-knit jerseys a-top all their otherwise flash gear that make me nostalgic for that 70's ski-look, rainbow stripe padded anoraks, bobble hats, nordic jerseys and all.
Fair isle hat from Olga @ the Shabby Chic market
from the two squirrels vintage sale
Op-shopped and my favourite-snowflakes!
Op-shopped in Dunedin for my "mini-me"!
Sharing at Sophie's flea market finds