Fair Isle

noun a traditional multicoloured geometric design used in woollen knitwear.
Origin
Fair Isle in the Shetlands, where the design was first devised.

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  • Fair Isle — ► NOUN ▪ a traditional multicoloured geometric design used in woollen knitwear. ORIGIN Fair Isle in the Shetlands, where the design was first devised …   English terms dictionary

  • Fair Isle — n. [after Fair Isle, Scot island where pattern originated] knitted in a pattern of colorful bands; esp., designating a wool sweater with a patterned yoke …   English World dictionary

  • Fair-Isle — Fairˈ Isle adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑fair …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Fair Isle — Infobox Scottish island | latitude=59.53 longitude= 1.53 GridReference=HZ209717 celtic name= norse name=Frjóey/Friðarey meaning of name= Sheep island , from Norse area=768 ha area rank=61 highest elevation=Ward Hill 217 m Population=69 population …   Wikipedia

  • Fair Isle — noun Fair Isle is used before these nouns: ↑jumper …   Collocations dictionary

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