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From a NYTimes article ...

... back in 1983:
Outside the Shetland Islands, the best buys in Fair Isle sweaters can be found at the Scottish woolens shops that are outlets for Judane knitwear, and that bear the names of the towns in which they are situated: the Oban Woolen Shop, in the ferry port on the west coast north of Glasgow; the Portree Woolen Shop, on the Isle of Skye, and the Pitlochry Woolen Shop, north of Edinburgh. A Shetland Fair Isle in these shops costs about 20 to 25 percent more than it would in Lerwick.
In Edinburgh, a good selection of Fair Isles may be found at Jenners or Forsyth, both on Princes Street. Men's pullovers with handknit yokes sell for about $40 to $54. In London, shops selling authentic Fair Isles include Scotch House at Knightsbridge (about $33), Simpson (Piccadilly) Ltd. (about $46) or W. Bill of Bond Street, where orders are accepted for sweaters handknit to order in the Shetlands. Customers may specify colors and patterns, at a cost of about $92.

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