Well.... when it comes to modern day Scandi tv programmes anyway, it seems it's all hail the Fairisle jumper.
And I am suddenly drawn to these like a moth to a flame for two reasons.
Firstly - the concept of Fairisle just screams Autumn/Winter to me which, in turn means... Christmas! (There, I said it. Don't all shoot me at once...) Ok, so before then it means, Halloween and Bonfire Night and all things cosy, warm and homely. Love it - absolutely my favourite time of the year. Strictly and X Factor on a Saturday night. Perfect. What better way to celebrate than with a super scrummy new jumper? (See how easy it is to justify one?)
And secondly, I am very much going down the sombre route this year with regards to my A/W colour palette. Lots of black, khaki, grey and navy. Put the first and second points together and suddenly I needed something a tad jolly. And the first jumpers that sprung to mind were my two faves that I've had my eye on (at the bottom of the blog) for a while now.
It then got me to thinking, were there any other gems around. Kicking myself BIG time actually, as I had the most amazing version of one of these with a fantastic polo neck = slightly cropped as well - in shades of orange, pink and oatmeal from H&M about 8 years ago. And I only got rid of it last year as well. FOOOOOOOOOOL. Would have been sublime with my high waisted Stella McCartney jeans (that I never wear as I haven't got enough tops to go with them and can never be bothered to find heels to go under them. I am so lazy sometimes, it's untrue - anyone else?)
Moving swiftly on with some other gems I've unearthed and to take my mind off the one that got away (well - the one I threw away. Cretin cretin cretin)
Sob. It might have been similar to these colours...
Superdry Ombre Fairisle Brushed Knit £54.99
And a navy version also from Superdry £54.99 Love this one with a grey poncho or long cardigan over the top.
Slightly less in your face at Next. A much more subtle version.
Embellished Fairisle Patterned Jumper in the blush from Next £28 This comes in a Tall, Regular and Petite
And moving on to a classic twist on a monochrome with navy - and in the sale.
Navy at Vero Moda was £45 now £22.50
However, I am still obsessing over red. Really quite drawn to it this season and if we're going to start thinking festive (sorry.....) then the black and red ones ring a bell for me (ho ho ho)
Golden Goose Jumper £127
Best thing about these sorts of jumpers is that you can also look at men's ones too. Taking advantage here of the Brand Offer at House of Fraser - up to 30% off. Would be rude not to.
Native Youth Fairisle Knit was £50 now £30
Or if the red is one step too close to Santa, then how about just black and white.
Monochrome Embellished Fairisle Patterned Sweater from Next £28 again in Tall, Petite and Regular
More monochrome at French Connection.
Fran Fair Isle Wool Jumper £85
Another grey version - love the textured look to the body of the jumper of this one.
Collection WEEKEND by John Lewis fairisle jumper in grey £55
Slightly different but this one would be perfect for layering under blazers. This reminds me of 70s skiwear....
ASOS Jumper in Structured Knit in mono £32
This isn't traditional fairisle but a slight twist on the theme. In more neutral shades.
Stitch Yoke Sweater in Neutral £32
And it doesn't necessarily have to be a jumper. Absolutely LOVE this. I think my 11yr old had one from JoJoMamanBebe when she was tiny, that was v similar. Except hers was pink. Naturally.
Chelsea Knitted Poncho in grey melange was £99 now £86.13
Or in the form of a cardigan.
Fran Fairisle Wool Cardigan £110 from FCUK
But I think my favourites by far are these ones.
Fairisle Jumper from Boden in the Silver melange was £99 now £86.13
Or in the chinchilla (the above would be my preference.)
But I can't not keep coming back to this set....oh how I love this. Now do I play chicken with it to see if it goes into the sale?! (I appreciate that is an awfully long time away and the chances of me caving before then are potentially high)
Samsoe & Samsoe Kimy Cardigan in Jasper £135
With the matching jumper - a super modern version of a twinset. I would happily wear these separately too. But together I think they are all sorts of gorgeousness.
Samsoe & Samsoe Jane Jumper in Jaspar £99
Adore this styling at Very Exclusive..*hunts out discount code* *can't find one. GAH*
I think this will be a scratch I itch somewhere between now and Christmas. I am definitely on the hunt for something cheery to lift a murky palette of colours. They are a tad twee but I'm a fan. Anyone else? Get your Val Doonican on - you know you want to.
So here I am last night for drinks out with the girls. Possibly the last week when the legs will be out.
Lovely day today - school catchup meeting about the 8yr old Aspie and *proud mum alert* - he is doing so so so well. Only one minor episode this term so far which is such a huge improvement along with other collaborative progression in class. Couldn't be more chuffed for him. Alas, I had one glass of wine too many last night (white wine = devil's juice) so don't even feel like a small glass for a celebration. I am getting The Husband to bring a kebab home instead. Oh yes - all the glamour......