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
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    • 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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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody