Vintage Scarlet Guernsey Sweater, Small

Vintage Scarlet Guernsey Sweater, Small

Regular price £60.00 Sale

A classic 1980s vintage Guernsey sweater in scarlet wool.  Traditional pattern developed in Guernsey in the 17th century and worn by fishermen, with distinctive stitch patterns including ribbing at the top of the sleeve, apparently to mirror a sailing ship's rope ladder; a garter stitch panel depicting breaking waves and stitching on the sweater shoulders representing pebbles, stones and sand. Diamond insert at the underarm.

Straight neck, dropped sleeve.

No labels, probably hand knitted.

Material: wool

Size: small

Measurements (laid flat):

Shoulder to shoulder between seams: 48 cm

Width: 94cm

Length: 63cm

Sleeve: 51cm from dropped seam

Condition: Perfect