What's New on the Needles?
... The Fair-Isle Jumper, by Stanley Cursiter, 1923. Sir Henry Lander's painting of the Prince of Wales, 1922. Girl in Fair Isle pullover, 1930s. Jessie Rattar holding a bird chick. Man and woman on Norton motorcycle. Woman wearing allover Fair Isle jumper. Woman, wearing Fair Isle patterned tunic style jumper with OXO patterning. Most of these images are from the Shetland Museum's Archives. I love pattern . No really. I truly, profoundly love pattern . I find it thrilling to the extent that I almost never talk about it because if I did, I would quickly become as glassy-eyed and tedious as any other fanatical zealot . Leave me alone with some simple geometric shapes, and I'll lose myself in their mysteries for hours. And for quite some time, I've been thinking about the patterns in traditional Fair Isle knitwear. I've had this crazy idea about making a garment for myself, entirely