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.
- 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
We are delighted to have supplied a quantity of this jumper to 20th Century Fox of Hollywood, for use in their film ‘Call of The Wild’ starring Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens, and we have also spotted the same jumper recently being worn in the Cornish made film ‘Bait’ !
The 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.
This is a great addition to your jumper if you are buying it as a gift and will give the recipient of your lovely Gansey jumper the information on its history.