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MSP Mag: Fair weather brings Fair Isle sweaters

No longer just a regrettable Christmas gift from the grandmother, the Fair Isle sweater has made a leap “across the pond” and is invading the U.S. like The Beatles. Born on the Shetland Islands in Scotland, the patterned sweater was made iconic by Edward VIII, who, while he wasn’t abdicating thrones to marry divorcees, donned the sweater on his many golfing exhibitions around the world.
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No longer just a regrettable Christmas gift from the grandmother, the Fair Isle sweater has made a leap “across the pond” and is invading the U.S. like The Beatles. Born on the Shetland Islands in Scotland, the patterned sweater was made iconic by Edward VIII, who, while he wasn’t abdicating thrones to marry divorcees, donned the sweater on his many golfing exhibitions around the world.

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