41 Free Fair Isle Pullover Patterns

Fair Isle – that wee little Scottish island is responsible for the birth of this fantastic and colorful knitting technique. The term Fair Isle should only apply to certain stitch patterns. It’s now widely used to describe knit colorwork. These 41 free Fair Isle pullover patterns from Yarnspirations include traditional and modern designs for men, women, and children in all sizes! Go bright with neon colors, or stay subtle with neutrals. Have fun!

41 Free Fair Isle Pullovers

Many of these Fair Isle pullovers have patterned yokes. These are ideal patterns for learning this fun knitting technique since you always have the right side of the work facing you. This means there’s no need to try to work a return row (WS row) by trying to read the colorwork row backward (from left to right)!


These Fair Isle pullovers are designed just for the wee ones! They can enjoy both traditional and contemporary designs.

Family Knit Child Yoke Sweater Free Knitting Pattern

Free Fair Isle Pullover Patterns For Adults

Adult men and women will be delighted with this selection of free Fair Isle pullover patterns to knit and wear!

Knit Fair Isle Yoke Pullover

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