Jack Frost knocked on your scribe’s front door this morning and declared the interior temperature as officially “frosty”. That means just one thing (other than loading the wheelbarrow with gold bullion and trundling down to the gas provider); it’s time to break out the Fairisle. Not so long ago Fairisle meant jumpers or socks knitted in traditional patterns and colours. Nothing wrong with that if you don’t mind looking like an extra in The Sweeney, but times have changed.

Eribé Knitwear Ski Fairisle Capped Sleeve Neon Charcoal cardie

Your scribe prefers 21st century updates of the classic Scottish Fairisle. Her ideal Fairisle scenario is snuggling into Eribé Knitwear’s Ski Fairisle Capped Sleeve Neon Charcoal cardie, a cozy lounge on a hand-loomed Donna Wilson & SCP Fairisle rug (available in four covetable colourways), while dipping a fondue fork into a crucible of Emmental and shooting a shot glass of Schnapps. Sufficient measures, methinks, to ensure Jack Frost stays on the outside looking in. DJ

Fairisle rug in Mineral grey by Donna Wilson & SCP. Photograph courtesy SCP.

Fairisle rug in nautral-brown by Donna Wilson & SCP. Photograph courtesy of SCP.

Fairisle rug in peacock-orange by Donna Wilson & SCP. Photograph courtesy of SCP.

Fairisle rug in Rose Cloud by Donna Wilson & SCP. Photograph courtesy SCP.

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