Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

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Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans By Gladys Thompson Patterns for Guernseys Jerseys Arans 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

  • Title: Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans
  • Author: Gladys Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780486227030
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans By Gladys Thompson 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 folkFor 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 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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    1. Javier on said:

      Historical documentation patterns of the famous fisherman and aran sweaters of the British Isles There s some inconsistency as to whether the motifs patterns are given in charted or written form I prefer charts and it s a little challenging to decipher the sweater instructions, but this the enclosed documentation of sweater patterning construction is fascinating, and I ve already worked some of the information into a completed sweater I look forwards to using this historical account and bringing [...]

    2. Raven on said:

      Ms Thompson has a lot of good information in this slim volume However you can tell that she wrote at a time when charts were just catching on Much of the book is either rambling narratives about discovering sweaters to adventures in talking her way into knitter s homes or a pattern like description of the sweaters she encounters A scholarly work on fisherman s sweaters this is not However the book is still knowledgeable and probably the best record we will ever have on the intriguing Guernsey.

    3. Leslie on said:

      Back in the 70 s Gladys traveled the towns and back roads of Scotland and the British Isles tracking down original patterns for Guernsey sweaters, many of them nowhere else recorded, as patterns were handed down through families orally I m so glad she took the time to document these wonderful, amazing patterns I think a knitter would need to be fairly experienced to be able to follow the sometimes abbreviated instructions, but I enjoyed it just the same A great source book.

    4. Saleris on said:

      This is both a pattern and history book It s a book for a person who s previously knit ganseys and wants information, so it s out of my league, if I m honest But I wanted it because of that fact I m planning on knitting than one gansey, and I d like the ability to use historically accurate pattern stitches The stitch pattern photos are only in black and white, and the graphs are small, but I ve got a scanner and I know how to use it

    5. Stephanie on said:

      Excellent source for motifs It is nice that many of the patterns have both text and charted directions PLUS knitted samples of the motifs.Ms Thompson delves into the interesting history, and beautiful sweaters that inspire one to create their own design.

    6. Lynne - The Book Squirrel on said:

      Research for my new throw done in six colours and gansey stitch patterns.My throw is looking good though

    7. Patricia on said:

      Looking for motifs and this book has them It is nice that many of the patterns have both text and charted directions PLUS knitted samples of the motifs.

    8. Sigrid Ellis on said:

      Ohhhhhhhhh, the patterns in this are fantastic But so is the anthropology

    9. Patti on said:

      interesting history, and beautiful sweaters that inspire one to create their own design

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