- a banded geometrical pattern knitted into garments using variously colored woolen yarns.
- clothing featuring such a pattern, especially sweaters.
Origin of Fair Isle
after Fair Isle, one of the Shetland Islands where the knitting pattern originated
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- 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