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cables and ribs Aran Island original sweater design

Ref: E18 The interesting thing about this photo is that you get a glimpse of what may be sea boot stockings.

Photo held in the Sutcliffe Gallery of Tom Langlands by Frank Meadow of Sutcliffe, Whitby, (NE coast) England. Tom was a lifeboatman;

Willie & Mary Long of Sheringham by Olive Edis. This is adorable!

What a sweet old couple, Willie & Mary Long of Sheringham.

The Guernsey sweater was traditionally knit (lovingly i imagine) by fisherman’s wives and each families pattern was passed down from mother to daughter. every man’s guernsey was different and unique to the creativity of the wives and daughters. in part this was necessary to identify drown sailors but even more so (again i imagine) they wore them with pride and individuality!

guernsey. a historical overview of practicality.

Brunel generally sports a sort of guernsey sweater, which I'm surprised to find is not an anachronism. I think as he's French I was picturing a Breton fisherman jersey; also known, by happy chance, as a Channel jumper.

two traditional Fair Isle jumpers with characteristic limited color palette, bands of larger motifs and smaller peeries, and two colors per row ... from Shetland Museum collection. "The 1920s was the golden age of Fair Isle knitting. It was hugely fashionable and knitters created many new designs during this period. © Mark Sinclair / Phatsheep Photography

The was the golden age of Fair Isle knitting. It was hugely fashionable and knitters created many new designs during this period.

Shetland Pattern Gansey Sweaters - British Made Clothing | Fishermans Knitwear

From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn. Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.

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