Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Two New Le Tricoteur Guernsey Colors

Photos by Salt Water New England
This autumn, Le Tricoteur is adding two new colors to its Guernsey jumper line-up, Indigo Blue and Forest Green (not yet on their site).

While Navy is the best and automatic first Guernsey to get,  Le Tricoteur's two new colors are highly recommended.
With a real Guernsey, there is no front or back and the jumpers are unisex.  And one is hard pressed to find a more hard-wearing and durable sweater/jumper.   Made of tightly woven English worsted wool, these were made for Guernsey fishermen in the 16th century, and block wind better than any other sweater/jumper.


"Traditional hand finished Guernsey Knitwear is only produced on the island by Le Tricoteur at Rocquaine Bay on the west coast of Guernsey in the British Channel Islands."
Forest Green
"Every garment made by Le Tricoteur is finished by hand and carries a label signed by the knitter responsible. a knitter who is very likely to be a descendant of those ladies whose skill formed the basis of the whole industry."

Indigo Blue


Guernseys sent by Le Tricoteur


Navy - The First Guernsey to Get.  This Le Tricoteur Guernsey was purchased over thirty years old via Herm.

14 comments:

  1. I have not generally been happy with wool sweaters in the past, relying more on cotton sweatshirts for cool and wind, or cold conditions. But last winter I tried a Le Tricoteur Guernsey jumper, I love it. Tough but not crude, good fitting with fine range of motion, breathes well and is warm. Very practical and good looking.

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  2. These jumpers are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have one. Alas, Le Tricoteur doesn't make it easy for U.S. buyers. Getting the proper fit seems like a shot in the dark,even with the guidance the company provides on its Web site. And having to return items to Europe seems like a hassle. Any tips on buying clothing from abroad?

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    1. Just what I was wondering! Great questions - anticipating any advice :)

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  3. I wish these sweaters were made in children's sizes. Not because I'm a child, but because I usually fit such sizes, especially on the bigger end.

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  4. The indigo and green (I wear both colours often) are great additions. Does anyone know of any retailers in England that stocks them? Brits, and presumably other customers in the EU, will pay an extra £16 VAT to take the price up to £96.

    The website is very basic and some more information on sizing would be helpful. It says "we recommend chest size plus 2" for ladies and chest size plus 4" for men." Is that measured chest size or your usual jumper size? Many thanks.

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    1. I followed their instructions, generally wear a men's size 42 jacket, so I ordered the jumper in 46 inch size, the fit is perfect

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    2. That's very helpful. Many thanks for taking the trouble to reply.

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  5. You make a great model! Great shots! Love those sweater colors, too.

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  6. Good to see you M.

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  7. Now I don't want to start a series of comments like those that appeared after pics of the sockless farmer were posted but...well, maybe just one enthusiastic WOW would suffice.

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  8. You'd make a burlap sack a look legendary. Lucky you, just so classically beautiful.

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  9. I still think Guernsey Woolens (https://www.guernseywoollens.com/)is a better bet than Le Tricoteur. Not only are the prices better, but the fit is better as well. While I like their traditional wool Guernsey, I've found that their cotton Guernsey, especially if purchased with the optional crew neck, is a very practical alternative - dense and weighty, but not too warm for cool summer night on or by the water, or in the mountains.

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    1. I have one of each, in wool, from Gurernsey Woolens and from Le Tricoteur, in the same size. The fit and weave differs between them, I see advantages and disadvantages to each, essentially I assign equal value to them. I ordered them a few weeks apart, with shipping and currency conversion their prices were essentially identical. Either, or both, remain good choices.

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