Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? It’s probably the person wearing one of our Fair Isle Christmas sweaters. There’s a lot to admire about our well-made, soft and cozy acrylic sweaters. They are designed to provide just the right fit in mens Christmas sweaters and womens Christmas sweaters cuts. No saggy, baggy apparel here (unless you want to buy a size up to go for that look). We’ve created a wide variety of multi-colored Fair Isle apparel that makes your holiday season glow.
Perhaps you have always loved the appeal of a classic sweater pattern. Or maybe it’s a style option that’s new to your wardrobe. Either way, you’ll want to add to your collection with some fresh designs from the Tipsy Elves. We cover the full spectrum of colors for the holiday season. High contrast is the name of the game for Fair Isle designs, and winter is a great time to add a pop of color to a dreary day. Whether you’re facing gloomy rain or a blanket of snow, these holiday-themed Fair Isle sweaters will brighten your day. There’s plenty of red, green, and white to mix and match with the Christmas-themed apparel already in your wardrobe. But you’ll also find royal blue, black, and grey for a more muted palette.
What is Fair Isle anyway—and why does it look so good? The style of knitting is named after a tiny spot in the Shetland Islands between Scotland and Norway. It’s a place with lots of sheep, lots of cold weather, and not much to do besides sit around and knit. This traditional stranded method of knitting involves working two or more colors of yarn in the same row. Instead of tying off each color, the extra strands are floated between the stitches and then picked up again as needed.
Alternating between different colors provides just the right contrast to create intricate patterns. These are typically repeating patterns with a geometric motif. You’ll find plenty of those designs in our college sweater collection, framing the logos of some of the top college football teams in the country. But the designs can also be more elaborate and whimsical. For example, you will find plenty of snowflake patterns on our Fair Isle Christmas sweaters. At the more refined end of the spectrum, there are tiny knitted reindeer. We’re not saying that what the reindeer are doing on the sweaters is elegant and sophisticated, but the quality of the knitted material certainly is.
Life isn’t fair, but your appearance can be. With the Tipsy Elves collection, you’ll enjoy a full range of apparel above and beyond our Christmas Fair Isle sweaters to make your winter wardrobe pop with color. Deck yourself in holiday style from head to toe in Fair Isle knits with Christmas beanies, scarves and leggings for sale. Don’t forget to order your knitted reindeer designs in time for the ugly sweater party at work. Our naughty caribou will make guests blush brighter than Santa’s suit. It’s a great new tradition for a classic sweater pattern!