Lyle & Scott Fairisle

Origins of Fairisle Lyle & Scott Fairisle At Chameleon Menswear This season we’ve harked back to one of the oldest, most distinctive knitting techniques; fairisle. Originating in the Shetlands off the North coast of Scotland, Fairisle gained popularity across the isles in the early 1900’s when it was adopted as a trade for island residents. Fairisle is typically compromised of small cross and lozenge shaped hexagons, forming the basic OXO pattern. A range of other smaller patterns – such as anchors, ram’s horns, hearts, ferns and flowers are used to... Read More