Prince of Wales Fair Isle Slipover

This is the “Prince of Wales Vest” by Katherine Misegades from the book “Sweaters From Camp” by Swanson et al. First, a bit of history. The then Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, was given a Fair Isle garment in 1921. The prince was known as a trend setter and he was always keen to promote British products. He wore Fair Isle jumpers, slipovers and stockings in public, especially on the golf course, thereby popularizing Fair Isle garments and giving a boost to the industry. He posed for the famous painting by Sir Henry Lander in 1921, wearing a traditional Fair Isle jumper.

GOOD NEWS TO ROYAL LLAMA KNITTERS

We heard the news about the extreme colds hitting the US. But it’s not even winter yet!

We are committed to keep you warm this winter and we are announcing a SUPER SPECIAL offer of Royal Llama at ONLY $US 7.00 per 50 gram skein plus shipping. Yarns will ship from Chile via 1st class Chilean Postal Service.

All natural colors in our chart are available except dark gray and light gray.