Cornish Guernseys and Knit-Frocks by Mary Wright

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Cornish Guernseys and Knit-Frocks by Mary Wright

In late 19th century, a main stay of the Cornish cottage industries was the hand-knitting of the traditional fishermans guernsey (gansey) or knit-frock. Using techniques and yarns these garments were made to last and be practical. Many villages and even some families developed their own stitch pattern details which they proudly used as a way of showing the originals of each garment.
During the 1970’s Mary Wright realised that many of these patterns which had [reviously been passed down via word of mouth were beginning to disappear. Through her research and extensive visits around the county Mary was able to complete a remarkable book documenting not only the social history of the Gansey but to also collect 30 different patterns including ‘The Vicar of Morwenstow’, ‘Polperro: Laughing Boy’ and ‘The Lizard: Lattice’ to name just a few.  All the patterns are provided in both written and chart form along with the instructions for a basic shaped garment.
Through her devotion to the craft, many lectures and exhibitions world wide, Mary Wright is now recognised as the authority on Cornish Guernseys and Knit Frocks.
Thank you Mary this is personally one of my favourite books, Julie Cowan, owner Truro Wool.

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Cornish Guernseys and Knit-Frocks by Mary Wright

In late 19th century, a main stay of the Cornish cottage industries was the hand-knitting of the traditional fishermans guernsey (gansey) or knit-frock. Using techniques and yarns these garments were made to last and be practical. Many villages and even some families developed their own stitch pattern details which they proudly used as a way of showing the originals of each garment.
During the 1970’s Mary Wright realised that many of these patterns which had [reviously been passed down via word of mouth were beginning to disappear. Through her research and extensive visits around the county Mary was able to complete a remarkable book documenting not only the social history of the Gansey but to also collect 30 different patterns including ‘The Vicar of Morwenstow’, ‘Polperro: Laughing Boy’ and ‘The Lizard: Lattice’ to name just a few.  All the patterns are provided in both written and chart form along with the instructions for a basic shaped garment.
Through her devotion to the craft, many lectures and exhibitions world wide, Mary Wright is now recognised as the authority on Cornish Guernseys and Knit Frocks.
Thank you Mary this is personally one of my favourite books, Julie Cowan, owner Truro Wool.

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Weight 200 g
Craft

Knitting

Pattern Type

Book

For

Mens, Womens

Project

Sweaters

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