Fair Isle

  1. a banded geometrical pattern knitted into garments using variously colored woolen yarns.

  2. clothing featuring such a pattern, especially sweaters.

Origin of Fair Isle

After Fair Isle, one of the Shetland Islands where the knitting pattern originated

Words Nearby Fair Isle

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How to use Fair Isle in a sentence

  • On Fair Isle, one of the Shetland group, the art is first said to have been discovered, very many years ago.

  • It would seem as if the Fair Isle had some attraction for “persons of quality.”

    Across the Plains | Robert Louis Stevenson

British Dictionary definitions for Fair Isle

Fair Isle

  1. an intricate multicoloured pattern knitted with Shetland wool into various garments, such as sweaters

Origin of Fair Isle

C19: named after one of the Shetland Islands where the pattern originated

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