Definition of Fair Isle in English:

Fair Isle

Syllabification: Fair Isle
1One of the Shetland Islands, about halfway between Orkney and the main Shetland group.
1.1 [usually as adjective] Traditional multicolored geometric designs used in woolen knitwear: Fair Isle sweaters
More example sentences
  • This season, a floaty chiffon knee-length skirt paired with a Fair Isle sweater or a tweedy jacket will look extremely hip.
  • Traditional Fair Isle patterns have a limited palette of five or so colours, use only two colours per row, are worked in the round, and limit the length of a run of any particular colour.

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