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The Scottish Knitwear Series


Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection; Gray's School of Art Graphic Design Collection
Object Type: Photograph
Artist/Maker: unknown
Place Made: Gray's School of Art
Media/Materials: ink on paper
Dimensions: overall: 17.5 cm x 24 cm
Classification: Design: Graphics

Description:

4/4 of a series of close up photographs of traditional Fair Isle pattern jumpers from the Scottish Knitwear Series. Text reads:
Man’s sweater, hand knitted in Bigton, Shetland.
This unusual fairisle is copied from a sweater, circa 1890, in the collection of the Shetland Museum, Lerwick. The 9 and 5 row patterns are repeated throughout the garment; only 2 colours are used in the ribbing. As in all true fairisles the sweater is hand knitted in the round and has now side seams.
Scottish Knitwear Series
Photo Paper Sky Archive
Printed by Halcon of Stonehaven
For Paper Sky
Dess Station, Aboyne, Scotland


Object Number: ABDRG2016.436.3