Fair-isle meaning

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A small island between the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands of northern Scotland. Fair Isle is famous for its knitted woolen garments with distinctive colored patterns.
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(proper) Knitted in a pattern of colorful bands; esp., designating a wool sweater with a patterned yoke.
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(knitting) A traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours.
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Origin of fair-isle

  • Name of a tiny island between the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands.

    From Wiktionary