Last Thursday it was the monthly Knitting & Crochet guild meeting at Brew cafe and this time the theme was fair isle knits. We are lucky to be able to see some of the wonderful guild collection at our meetings. We started with an interesting talk on the history of fair isle from Barbara. Then the guild collection came out and was gently handled with white cotton gloves.
I love the colours and shape of this 1940's short sleeve sweater:
This one caught my eye as there are much fewer colours than many fair isles have, but it is still very pretty:
The big hits of the evening were these little baby jumpers. They have obviously been made for their intended recipients with lots of loving care. The detailing is amazing and the patterns so intricate.
Then we had a lovely show & tell with members bringing along their own knits and designs. It's great to see all the colour combinations, variation in styles and ideas.
I'm now wanting to design & knit my own fair isle jumper!