This is a traditional Cornish Guernsey with a Channel Islands style hem, which has a straight bottom band with a slit at the side. The pattern comes from Looe in Cornwall and represents the Eddystone lighthouse.
I have often thought that the reason our beautiful traditional garments are no longer made has more to do with the traditional colours they are made in so I use non-traditional colours. Hand knitting is by nature slow and time consuming and requires patience to make a really good product.
A Guernsey is knitted in one piece so there are no seams to rub when the garment is wet. Guernseys were originally made by fisher folk because when wet they still keep you warm, important when out to sea. They are knitted on very small needles to make the stitches tight and wind resistant.
If you participate in water sports or just love the outdoors a Guernsey is guaranteed to keep you warm in all weathers. A real must for those avid outdoors men and women.
This item is unique so once it is gone there won't be another like it.
100% Pure new British wool, worsted spun in Yorkshire. Hand wash, dry flat.
Actual Measurements: Chest 44"; underarm to hem 17"; sleeve length 20"; total length 25 1/2"
This item is sent by courier in UK and International signed for in the rest of the world. This is the cheapest way to send given the value of the item.
Traditional Cornish Guernseys are not often available. They take a long time to knit as they are done on small needles. Local fisherman often complain about the store bought jumpers and reminise about the Gurernseys their grandmothers used to knit. I like knitting things from old traditions in new ways so I knit these in colours that are more modern in the hopes people will wear them again.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Eclectic Yarncrafts within 3 days of receiving payment.
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