The Fisherman’s Guernsey has a sails pattern back and front with the middle panel knitted in the net stitch.
This item is made to order, and will have a minimum 4 week production time. We will keep in touch to let you know the progress of your order.
The Guernsey is knitted on four pins, all in one piece. The Guernsey would have been the main garment for the Fisherman hunting the shoals of Herring. Many of the coastal communities had a unique pattern to identify where the fisherman were from. The body of the Guernsey has a variety of patterns, most often 4 various patterns repeated 3 times. Patterns such as marriage lines, net, sails and horse shoe. On the Barra Guernsey the unique pattern is the true lovers knit.
A mistake when knitting this stitch can not be mended and the knitter has to start again. The chest and back have the same patterns divided by panel patterns. The Chest patterns may have Anchors, Closed diamonds, open diamonds, tree of life and the ships wheel to mention a few. On receiving your order we will get in touch to discuss your preferences.
Each of these garments are unique and last a life time and more.