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  • Place of origin:

    Shetland (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1931 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand knitted wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr R.A. Lamb

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sleeveless and V-necked pullover, hand knitted in traditional Fair Isle pattern using Shetland two-ply wools. The ground colours is of oatmeal with alternating zig-zag edged bands. The dominant band uses two shades of brown, bottle green, dark red, beige, lemon yellow and white. The alternate band is of less complex design using mid-blue and bottle green and oatmeal.

It is knitted in stocking stitch and is a seamless garment, knitted in the round and grafted at the shoulders.

Place of Origin

Shetland (made)


ca. 1931 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Hand knitted wool


Width: 34 in Chest, Length: 22,5 in from back of neck to bottom edge, Width: 98 cm Chest, Length: 57 cm from back of neck to bottom edge, Width: 3 in ribbing at the bottom edge approx., Width: 0.75 in neck and armholes ribbing approx.

Descriptive line

Fair Isle pullover, hand knitted wool, Shetlands, ca. 1931

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hinchcliffe, Frances. Knit One, Purl One: Historic and Contemporary Knitting from the V&A's Collection London : Precision Press, 1985. Page 21.




Hand knitting


Fashion; Clothing; Informal wear; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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