THE GANSEY
THE GANSEY
THE GANSEY
THE GANSEY
THE GANSEY
THE GANSEY
THE GANSEY

THE GANSEY

€189.00

Made in Germany from 100% merino wool from New Zealand (sourced merino, from non-mulesed sheep).

Our interpretation of the famous seaman's knitted woolen sweater. Similar to a jersey, which originated in the Channel Island of the same name, sometimes known as a knit-frock in Cornwall. The guernsey came into being as a garment for fishermen who required a warm, hard wearing, yet comfortable item of clothing that would resist the sea spray. The hard twist given to the tightly packed wool fibres in the spinning process and the tightly knitted stitches, produced a finish that would "turn water" and is capable of repelling rain and spray. The guernsey was traditionally knitted by the fishermen's wives and the pattern passed down from mother to daughter through the generations. While commercially available sweaters are machine knit, the final finishing of these machine-knit parts is completed by hand.