Cornish Guernseys & Knit Frocks PC – SOLD

US $19.95

68 pgs, b&w photos, illustrations, softcover
by Mary Wright

Private Collection re-sale
Condition: good

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From the back cover…
“In late nineteenth-century Cornwall hand-knitting was 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’ (Guardian).

This book includes many delightful contemporary photographs, and detailed instructions and charts show how to knit a Cornish guernsey incorporating one of thirty local patterns.”