For those of us with an affection for fair isle knits in general, but a basic aversion to the more intense varieties thereof, J. Crew‘s Aberdeen Fair Isle sweater is a welcome addition to the brand’s fall lineup.
Done up in lambswool in a 7-guage knit, the heather gray base is a nicely subdued backdrop to the many blues, purples, and reds that feature in the pattern itself.
This sweater is definitely a piece that I could see becoming a personal wardrobe staple. Bold enough to actually own up to the long-standing fair isle heritage, but not so loud that it would be difficult to work into a given outfit.
Granted, I’d probably want to play it pretty subtle on the other pieces. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, though…well, why the hell not?
The price hits at a pretty friendly $98, and it’s available online. Time to get clicking.
(Images courtesy of J. Crew)