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Jersey / Guernsey Jumpers

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Jersey / Guernsey Jumpers

Hi

Can anyone tell me the difference between a Guernsey and a Jersey Jumper please.

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1. Re: Jersey / Guernsey Jumpers

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.

http://www.guernseyknitwear.co.uk/3.html

Don't know about jerseys other than being another name for a sweater or jumper. Maybe someone else has more info.

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2. Re: Jersey / Guernsey Jumpers

The two are the same but Guernsey and Jerseys have their own design.

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3. Re: Jersey / Guernsey Jumpers

Thank you for the replies.

What is the difference in design?

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4. Re: Jersey / Guernsey Jumpers

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.

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5. Re: Jersey / Guernsey Jumpers

jerseys that are traditional are always blue with an anchor on

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6. Re: Jersey / Guernsey Jumpers

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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