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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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British Dictionary definitions for Fair Isle

Fair Isle

noun
1.
an intricate multicoloured pattern knitted with Shetland wool into various garments, such as sweaters
Word Origin
C19: named after one of the Shetland Islands where the pattern originated
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