Cornish Guernseys and Knit-Frocks Knitting Book
Author: Mary Wright
67 pgs. (paper,bl_wh)
In the nineteenth century Cornwall hand-knitting was a vital cottage industry and coastal villages developed their own distinctive patterns and names for the traditional navy blue guernsey or knit-frock. Contract-knitting the occupation of many Cornish women had died out by the 1920's and was almost forgotten until Mary Wright started asking old people what they remembered of it. Her research has resulted in a remarkable picture of social history. This book includes many photographs and detailed instructions and charts showing how to knit a Cornish guernsey incorporating one of thirty local patterns. Two sweater patterns which are very easy to read and understand. Stitch patterns are written and charted.
Item Number: 59055000
Ship weight: 0.41lbs
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