Definition of Fair Isle in English:

Fair Isle

proper noun

  • 1One of the Shetland Islands, lying about halfway between Orkney and the main Shetland group.

    1. 1.1 A shipping forecast area in the NE Atlantic off the north coast of Scotland, including Orkney and Shetland.
    2. 1.2as noun, usually as modifier Denoting traditional multicoloured geometric designs used in woollen knitwear.
      ‘Fair Isle sweaters’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This season, a floaty chiffon knee-length skirt paired with a Fair Isle sweater or a tweedy jacket will look extremely hip.’


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