MORA FISHERMAN’S RIB JUMPER
A true fisherman's rib can take up almost double the yarn of a stocking stitch garment of the same size. The fisherman's rib was originally created for fishermen going out into the wet windy weather at sea. The garments were originally knitted with unwashed wool so that the lanolin oils would give the yarn their natural water resistant protection.
Developed in the 17th century, it was estimated that a total of 84 hours were needed to complete a Guernsey. Though times have changed in terms of the hours taken to make such a knit, the original design and patterns have not. The rib at the top of the sleeve is said to represent a sailing ship's rope ladder in the rigging and tightly knitted fibres provide warmth and light wind resistance.
The knitted fabric resists strong sunshine, salt water, sea air and biting winds and were worn by the fisherman of Polperro when out at sea and on land. Our Polperro jumper is a humble nod in the direction of the knitters who made them and the fisherman who wore them - they represent history, quality and above all else, craft.
ALKAN ARRAN JUMPER
Some stitch patterns within knitwear often have a traditional interpretation. Our Alkan jumper is a based on a traditional Aran cable from the Aran islands off the west coast of Ireland. This particular knitwear stitch pattern was said to be a wish for safety and good luck when fishing out at sea.
We can guarantee you've never felt anything like our Bowmont jumper before. Not only is that because it's the first of its kind but that it's made from one of the rarest sheep breeds in the world, a breed of sheep being coined the British Merino. From sheep to shelf, this is a 100% British product and represents the lastest chapter in this growing story.