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Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

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ISBN13: 9780486227030
ISBN10: 0486227030
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For hundreds of years the fishermen of the British Isles have gone to the sea wearing Guernsey and Jersey sweaters. Among landlubbers as well, these sweaters are perennially popular, but, especially in this country, it is often hard to find practical instructions for the patterns that are traditional in Britain. Here is a book that presents fully 82 different genuine folk patterns for both the lighter weight Jerseys and the heavier Guernseys, and diagrams many more patterns that you can use in your knitting.

The author gives the names of the stitches and patterns traditionally used in making Jerseys and Guernseys, and she tells you exactly how to knit every sweater in this book using those patterns and stitches. Here you will find patterns taken from sweaters found in Yorkshire, Norfolk, the west coast of Ireland, the Scottish Hebrides, and the Aran Islands. These are sweaters that have often been handed down from father to son for several generations, they wear so well. Instructions for these sturdy sweaters are given row by row for knitting fronts, backs, sleeves, and necks, in the traditional fashion. Each set of instructions is accompanied by a diagram of the pattern and, often, by a photograph of the finished sweater. All of these sweaters can be worn by either men or women, but the author has also provided full directions for making two sets of sweaters and cardigans expressly adapted for ladies' wear. Mrs. Thompson also includes interesting information about the people who gave her the patterns for this book.

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Full instructions for 18 sweaters, various types, 70 pattern variations. Authentic. 162 photos, diagrams.

Synopsis:

Full instructions for 18 sweaters, various types, 70 pattern variations. Authentic. 162 photos, diagrams.

Synopsis:

Fully illustrated guide features 82 patterns for traditional fishermen's sweaters. Collected from sources throughout the British Isles, these sweaters and cardigans for men and women range from lightweight jerseys to heavier guernseys.

Synopsis:

Save money, have more beautiful sweaters. "Fisherman's knit" sweaters, various types. 70 pattern variations. Authentic, collected in Hebrides, Aran Islands. 162 illustrations. "...a godsend to all knitters of Arans and Fishermen's jerseys."—Shawls.

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s.lake06, January 26, 2009 (view all comments by s.lake06)
My all time favorite knitting book. A wealth of historical information written by a woman who is truly passionate about "collecting" guernsey patterns (and like early editions of the Joy of Cooking, worth reading just for the window it offers into earlier times).

Not a book for beginning knittters, and not a book for people who like to work from complete patterns, but if you are comfortable with basic math, can work from graphs, like a bit of a challenge, and love the history of knitting, then this book is a must have addition to your knitting library.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486227030
Author:
Thompson, Gladys
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework
Subject:
Sweaters
Subject:
Knitting -- Patterns.
Subject:
Knitting -- British Isles -- Patterns.
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
knitting guernsey sweaters
Subject:
fishermen sweater patterns
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
Series Volume:
v. 60
Publication Date:
19710601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
171
Dimensions:
8.13 x 7.88 in 0.83 lb

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Full instructions for 18 sweaters, various types, 70 pattern variations. Authentic. 162 photos, diagrams.

"Synopsis" by , Full instructions for 18 sweaters, various types, 70 pattern variations. Authentic. 162 photos, diagrams.

"Synopsis" by , Fully illustrated guide features 82 patterns for traditional fishermen's sweaters. Collected from sources throughout the British Isles, these sweaters and cardigans for men and women range from lightweight jerseys to heavier guernseys.
"Synopsis" by ,
Save money, have more beautiful sweaters. "Fisherman's knit" sweaters, various types. 70 pattern variations. Authentic, collected in Hebrides, Aran Islands. 162 illustrations. "...a godsend to all knitters of Arans and Fishermen's jerseys."—Shawls.

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