Photo by Salt Water New England

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Fair Isles: Islander from Bosie - Made in Scotland

Photos by Salt Water New England
If The Country Store of Concord, my childhood favorite, was still around, I can imagine that they would sell these truly beautiful Fair Isles from Bosie.   Made in Scotland of 100% Donegal Merino wool, they manage to simultaneously feel extremely soft and hearty.  They are wonderful sweaters with enormous appeal.
Cardigans are also available.





  1. Their products are really beautiful and the quality superb. I wish I still had my Deans of Scotland Fair Isles from the late 70's.

    1. I wish I could still fit into my old Fair Isles!!

  2. Superb! Thank you so very much!

  3. Gorgeous men’s shetlands, great colors. One of these days, I’m going to have to get one.

  4. Harley of Scotland is one of the few knitwear brands that remains true to its roots. Too many Scottish brands, e.g. Pringle and Lyle & Scott, have been wrecked by their foreign owners. Bosie is one of the best websites to sell Harley sweaters withn a great selection. Even though it's mid-summer, grab them whilst you can.

  5. I have the Mourne Islander in a dark moss Donegal and the Aurora pullover in mint, with a slight preference for the former (the mint and candy colours of the pullover are sweet but perhaps a tad twee on a 58-year-old lady with grey hair). The quality is excellent and return and exchange issues have not been a problem.

  6. I remember visiting my grandmother at the CSC where she worked part-time. The family joke was she never brought home a paycheck. I grew up wearing "alligator" shirts she "bought" there.

  7. Have recently purchased a couple of fair isle sweaters from The Croft House in Aberdeenshire. They are lovely Shetland wool! I highly recommend this small shop!