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Cozy Up to 9 of Our Favorite Fair Isle Pieces

First things first, what is Fair Isle? Most assume it's a specific pattern on sweaters, hats, scarves, and anything else you can create with a skein of yarn and knitting needles. More than any one pattern, Fair Isle is a knitting technique that uses alternating colors in one row to create a repeating pattern that is dense, reminiscent of Scandinavian motifs and usually comprised of white, black, or an otherwise primary color. It just so happens this type of knit is associated with Fair Isle, one of Scotland's islands, for its origin. What's that got to do with you? It's been a major trend on the runways over the last couple of years, it's a celeb favorite during fall and winter, and depending on how you put it together, it's oh so chic.

Don one of these knits and think of rustic getaways, Swiss chalets, and a vacation that includes a B&B located in the Swedish countryside. It'll help you deal with your morning train commute, trust us.

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