During our investigation of the Zealand fisherman sweaters That we discover the origin of this child designs in England. There the ganseys , as they are named, for centuries knitted.
It is especially the herring jaw esters, the so-called ‘gutters’ (to gut Means boning, cutting open) constantly and after work the needles take in hand to include fisherman sweaters With their specific patterns to knit.
These old photos of the English gutters so beautiful .. I find them stories of a life of hard work and poverty .. a life, what we today no longer can say ..!
But not only in England was by the women and girls knitted. What we now for fun and as a hobby th centuries was everywhere necessity!
In our family there are still women who remember how as a child afterschool at first rows of knitting a stocking had before they were allowed to play …
In the rest of the Netherlands was no different.