There is no other knit stitch that so immediately signals winter time than the Fair Isle jacquard pattern,
know for it’s distinctive graphic pattern.
Photos: Annette Pehrsson / SPINEXPO


The SPINEXPO team was smitten during their recent meeting in Paris when they found some felted
and brushed fairisle mittens and socks in the Saint Germain holiday market.
Photos: SPINEXPO


We found a treasure trove of vintage Estonian mittens on Pinterest that have been lovingly mended,
bringing to mind the Boro tradition in Japan of mended denim.
Photos: Pinterest



Photos: Pinterest


Perhaps the most classic combination of color for this cheery stitch is red and white or blue and white,
giving a very Scandinavian feel to the pattern.
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Annemor Sundbo managed to salvage and document hundreds of vintage knitting patterns when she bought
the last remaining shoddy factory in Norway.
Photos: Annemor Sundbo


Her Flickr account has many photographs of socks and mittens showing inspirational stitches that were once destined
for the recycling bin.
Photos: Annemor Sundbo