This Traditional Guernsey Pullover is a good introductory design, modelled on the Cornish designs with a textured yoke and plain body. It is work back to front to reduce the weight while knitting though experienced Guernsey knitters may prefer to work in the round and work the sleeves downwards.

The moss stitch panels are edged with vertical rows of knit stitches and there is a vertical row separating the half points from the adjoining cable panel. Pretty straightforward, just need to keep counting to 8! Techniques used include increases and decreases, picking up stitches for neck.

Please note the moss stitch panels at the side of the front and back are not knitted in sizes 1 and 2, and vary in width in the other sizes. These panels are larger in the larger sizes. The garment in these photos is in size 6.

We recommend using our Pure Romney Guernsey – Blacker Yarns for this pattern.

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Traditional Guernsey

Sport, 5-ply
Yarn Thickness for pattern
Sport, 5-ply
Garment Type
Jumpers & Sweaters
Oct 2020
Pattern by
June Onigbanjo

Traditional Guernsey


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