In the late 19th century Cornwall, hand knitting was a 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 1920s and was almost forgotten until author Mary Wright started asking old people what they remembered of it. Her research resulted in a remarkable picture of social history. Cornish Guernseys and Knitfrocks includes many delightul contemporary photographs and detailed instructions and charts on how to knit a Cornish Guernsey incorporating one of 30 local pattern.
'a remarkable picture of social history.' Guardian
'snap up this gem of a book for a fascinating and informative journey into the world of Guernsey knitting and a snapshot of social history from the South West.' Knit Today
'a gem we're thrilled to see back in print.' Simply Knitting.