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Unisex Guernsey Jumpers

Guernsey Jumper​​​​​​​

Our best selling jumper of 2019             £59.00
  • Stylish and classic 
  • 100% British Wool
  • Unisex Guernsey style
  • Crew neck and side vents at hip
  • Features the Polperro pattern originating from the beautiful Cornish fishing village
  • Design to front and back panels of jumper
  • Quality fisherman's sweater with dropped shoulder design​​​​​​​

This hard wearing garment is produced from 100% British Wool and made in the UK using a 7 gauge stitch resulting in a tightly knitted garment which helps in making it weatherproof, whilst being comfortable to wear for work or leisure.

We are delighted to have recently supplied a quantity of this jumper to 20th Century Fox of Hollywood, for use in their new film 'Call of The Wild' starring Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens, released in December 2019.

Our Guernsey is unisex, and available from extra small to XXL sizing.
Length (in) Chest (in) Sleeve (in)
XS 28 40 20
S 29 42 22
M 30 44 23
L 31 48 24
XL 33 50 24
XXL 34 52 24

Length = Top centre to bottom
Chest = Measure from 1/2 inch under arm
Sleeve = Underarm to wrist

History of Knitting in Cornwall:
Cornwall used to have a thriving knitting industry with each fishing port or even families having their own unique pattern for their 'Cornish Gansey Jumpers'. The Industry was lead by Cornish fisher wives. Like the Guernseys from the Channel Islands the Cornish 'Gansey' incorporated the pattern on both the back and front of the garment, meaning that if your elbows wore through you simply turned the jumper around - times were tough - and garments needed to have as long a life as possible.  Another reason for individual patterns was sadly the need for identification when fisherman were lost at sea - your home port would be recognised from the pattern.

All Guernsey's come with a complimentary leaflet detailing their history.

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