etsy love: off kilter fair isle by good egg




how kick ass are these offbeat, incredibly intricate fair isle sweaters (and knitwear patterns) by etsy-ian good egg?
get this: they are HAND KNIT (the top and bottom one). wow. just...WOW. the cowl in the center is a pattern you can buy from ms. good egg, so's you can knit one yourself.
all the trend-slingers say fair isle is back (well, i think it never went away, but whatever). but it makes sense, because a.) it's winter, and we're all wearing sweaters, knitting sweaters, blah blah blah. but also, b.) there's this feeling of very traditional things being resurrected and exalted in fashion (and also interiors, really) these days...classic is back in.
but what i think is cool about these kind of fair isle pieces, what makes them so delicious? that good egg takes it to the next with the colors, the contrasts, the patterning, so something classic is in the end wrought so perfectly new and modern. breathtaking. i haven't seen anything quite like this around, have you? if you have, do dish!


(related aside: i so so so want to try my hand at fair isle...anyone else into it? good books or tips to suggest? danke!)