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Favorite destinations immortalized by their signature sweater designs

Favorite destinations immortalized by their signature sweater designs
This winter, I’m traveling via my sweater collection.

Favorite destinations immortalized by their signature sweater designs The places where some of the best-known sweater styles originated, such as Fair Isle, still have local crafters devoted to making authentic pieces.Marie Bruhat's Lea x Sea collection offers hand-finished Fair Isle sweaters.FAIR ISLE WITH MARIE This winter, I’m traveling via my sweater collection.Some sweaters become so tightly knitted to their place of origin that we know them simply by their place names: Fair Isle, Aran, Cowichan.

In the late 19th century, European settlers brought sheep, knitting needles, early Fair Isle patterns and nuns who taught knitting.Fair Isle is a distinctive form of stranded colorwork used to create rows of intricate patterns.

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