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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy knitting!, 2 Jan 2010
This review is from: Cornish Guernseys and Knit-frocks (Paperback)
The knitting of ornate guernsey jumpers provided a useful source of income for late nineteenth-century Cornish fishing communities, each developing their own distinctive pattern. It was mainly down to the work of this book's author that thirty of these patterns have been saved and preserved for prosperity.

Reprinted in a new, updated edition after many years out of print, this new edition contains a number of new photographs as well as identifying many of the subjects of the photos in the original edition. Information about where to obtain the 5-ply guernsey wool used in the knitting patterns has also been updated. However, I have been told by knitters that this book should be seen as more of a guide for the experienced knitter rather than providing precise patterns for those less gifted.

Purchasing the machine-knitted Cornish guernseys produced by manufacturers such as Seadogs in Penryn is an option available to those who, like me, can only marvel at the patience and dextrousness of skilled knitters. However, this book will provide for the latter, no doubt, an excellent source of challenging and useful fireside activity in the long, winter months ahead.
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