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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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(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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1. a banded geometrical pattern knitted into fabric with multicolored yarns.
2. clothing featuring such a pattern.
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A multicolored pattern used in knitwear made with Shetland wool.
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