The 40s Style Fairisle Tank in Shetland brown from The House of Foxy.
This dream of a vintage knit is currently available in Shetland Brown (pictured) and Shetland Grey, and a new season pattern just released. This particular pattern is from The House of Foxy’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection.
Made from wool, it is very warm and comfortable. If you have sensitive skin or a condition like Fibromyalgia, you may find the natural texture of the wool slightly uncomfortable to the touch if you brush against it, but I haven’t had a problem with it when wearing long sleeves, and it certainly doesn’t cause any problems over a shirt. The only thing I’d watch out for with this darling vest is the arm holes. They’re quite tight on me in a X-Small, which the sizing chart says is a HOF 6-8. I’m normally a HOF 8 and while it’s still extremely wearable, if you’re tossing up between two sizes and this would make you uncomfortable you might want to consider sizing up.
I throw my vest over House of Foxy blouses, Freddies of Pinewood Work Blouses & Spellbounds, Seamstress of Bloomsbury Poppy Blouses, and if it’s chilly out finish it off with a cropped Americana jacket, Emmy Design Sweden fairisle cardigan (probably not the *best* idea given the vest’s natural wool texture) or Screen Siren jacket. Wear it with high-waisted 30s or 40s style skirts or trousers, tucked in or out. It always looks fetching!
This style of vest is currently stocked by Australian House of Foxy stockist Call Me Valerie in House of Foxy’s new season fairisle pattern ‘Mulberry Mix’. There are still some vests in this pattern listed on the House of Foxy website too.
Explore my 40s Fairisle Tank Style Gallery:
I am wearing a size ‘XSMALL (size 6-8)’ with the following body measurements:
Bust: 33″ / Waist: 25″ / Hips: 36″ / Height: 5’8″
Any questions? Leave me a comment below and I will get back to you!