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Traditional Guernsey Sweater Navy Blue ( other colours also available )

Traditional Guernsey Sweater Navy Blue ( other colours also available )

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The traditional Guernsey (not to be confused with cheaper imitations) has a story to tell. The rib at the top of the sleeve is said to represent a sailing ship's rope ladder in the rigging, the raised seam across the shoulder a rope and the garter stitch panel, waves breaking upon the beach. 
The traditional Guernsey was originally a local fisherman's working garment, hence the diamond under the arm for ease of movement and extra strength. 
It is knitted with close stitches from tightly twisted wool and this gives it its ability to withstand sea spray and rain. 

Crew Neck , Navy. Manufactured in Guernsey . A hard-wearing, warm and comfortable garment is an essential part of any seafarers wardrobe. Normally it is necessary to order a size larger than a normal sweater to fit properly.

We also have a limited range of ex-display pieces in our shop, contact us for availability 

How to measure yourself for your Guernsey Woollens Sweater :
Using a flexible measuring tape, measure the broadest circumference of your chest (this is usually around the level of the nipples).
Note down the figure in inches.
Guernsey Woollens Sweaters are designed to have a close fit so add 2 inches to the figure or 4 inches if you have longer arms or prefer a looser fit.
Use this measurement to make your order. 

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