Fair Isle

Fair Isle

1.
a banded geometrical pattern knitted into garments using variously colored woolen yarns.
2.
clothing featuring such a pattern, especially sweaters.

Origin:
after Fair Isle, one of the Shetland Islands where the knitting pattern originated

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Fair Isle
 
n
an intricate multicoloured pattern knitted with Shetland wool into various garments, such as sweaters
 
[C19: named after one of the Shetland Islands where the pattern originated]

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