In this historical travelogue, Esther Rutter picks up on a tradition founded by Gladys Thompson, the first historian of the Guernsey fisherman. in the Instructions for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans (1955), the otherwise patrician Thompson spent an afternoon as a toilet attendant in Filey on the North Yorkshire coast, which meant that she could interview expert Guernsey Knitters. Thompson would try to remember the jumper motifs when the fishermen came by.
When a section is memorized, the rest can be worked out on an old envelope around the corner - often the man wanders away before you've taken it all in, and then has to be chased over the dam or harbor for verification and make sure that the pattern is correct.
Rutter also went in search of Britain's knitting history. Disappoi...
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