Can anyone tell me the difference between a Guernsey and a Jersey Jumper please.
I know about Guernseys' - originally very hard wearing oiled wool close knit jumpers originally worn by seaman as they are sprayproof and warm. The ones we had never seemed to wear out - we had them for years.
Don't know about jerseys other than being another name for a sweater or jumper. Maybe someone else has more info.
The two are the same but Guernsey and Jerseys have their own design.
Thank you for the replies.
What is the difference in design?
On such traditional knitwear each family would knit their own individual designs. If the man of the house/wearer was drowned whilst fishing & his body eventually washed up he could be identified by the pattern of his jumper.
jerseys that are traditional are always blue with an anchor on
Thanks for all of the replies, been most helpful.
I have been searching online for Jersey Woolen Mills , have they closed down?
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