Did Spanish Sailors Influence Fair Isle Knitters?

In Heritage & Culture reporter Brendan O'Brien looks at the history and influence of the remnants of the Spanish Armada shipwrecked by a storm in the Irish Sea.

Local legend claims that sailors from the Spanish warship El Gran Grifón became integrated into the life of the island where they landed, influencing its culture. Among the influences may have been the two-stranded knitting technique known as Fair Isle Knitting.