Fair Isle is the true home of Fair Isle knitwear which with its distinctive bold symmetrical patterns has been copied across the planet for hundreds of years. So much so that the term 'Fair Isle' or 'fairisle' has become a generic name for this popular style of knitwear.
Yet Fair Isle knitwear did originate right here - and the orginal, though often imitated, has never been improved upon.
The only authentic version of Fair Isle's eponymous knitwear to be found anywhere in the world is still being produced exclusively on Fair Isle by a small number of skilled local knitters carrying on a centuries old tradition. Beware Imitations!
For your chance to own a rare and truly genuine item of Fair Isle's world famous knitwear - exclusively made in Fair Isle, please click on these links (you may see companies promoted as the only producer of Fair Isle knitwear* - this is not the case!) The following is a list of knitters on the island)
'Exclusively Fair Isle': http://www.exclusivelyfairisle.co.uk
'Fair Isle Knitwear': http://www.fairisleknitwear.co.uk
'Fair Isle made in Fair Isle': - ring 01595 760399
'Fair Isle Textiles': http://www.spanglefish.com/FairIsleTextiles/index.asp?pageid=25496
Note the 'Fair Isle' logo - available for the exclusive use of all knitters producing Fair Isle knitwear only on the island
If you would like to stay at the South Lighthouse, with the opportunity to see how the real Fair Isle knitwear is made, please visit our Home Page