Fair Isle


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Fair Isle

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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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Fair Isle

n
(Clothing & Fashion) an intricate multicoloured pattern knitted with Shetland wool into various garments, such as sweaters
[C19: named after one of the Shetland Islands where the pattern originated]
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Fair′ Isle`


n.
1. a banded geometrical pattern knitted into fabric with multicolored yarns.
2. clothing featuring such a pattern.
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Fair Isle

A multicolored pattern used in knitwear made with Shetland wool.
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FAIR isle, that from the fairest of all flowers, Thy gentlest of all gentle names dost take How many memories of what radiant hours At sight of thee and thine at once awake!
Acrofter on Fair Isle and the community's nurse have come up with a novel way of helping a lamb get back to full strength following a debilitating illness - homemade "bionic" legs.
Freyja Parnaby, six, Grace Parnaby, nine, and Lewis Wright-Stanners, nine, regularly travel from the Fair Isle to Shetland for their lessons.
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Cloe Faita, 22, originally planned to visit Fair Isle for five months to watch marine life in the North Sea.
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Born on the outskirts of Bristol in 1951, Tim met his future wife on Fair Isle, in the Shetland Isles, where he had gone as a bird watcher.
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The star of a TV documentary about life on Fair Isle has quit the tiny island - after fathering a child with a woman he met online.
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