Traditional Guernsey Sweater
The quintessential fisherman's jumper in traditional deep Navy. Featuring a tightly woven worsted wool body with ribbing at the shoulder and side seam splits.Hand finished by local knitters trained and living on the island of Guernsey.
Le Tricoteur prides itself on using only traditional manufacturing methods handed down through the centuries.
This garment is unisex and our guernseys are reversible (they should be worn front to back and back to front on rotation)
Women: please size up by 2 inches on your usual chest size. For a looser baggier fit size up + 4 inches
How do I look after my guernsey?
Guernsey jumpers from Le Tricoteur are made to be long lasting & are knitted to a tight weave that aids their wind and water proofing ability. If you are wondering how to look after your guernsey jumper then we have included some tips and tricks and further advice below...
Wool also doesn’t need to be washed nearly as much as synthetic man made fibres. It self-regulates its moisture levels too - which helps stop the build-up of soggy bacteria (and nasty smells ) and as a result it stays fresher longer.
Their unique design means they can be worn either way and we recommend you wear it front to back, then back to front on rotation.
Do not hang it up on a hanger. Because they are a 100% wool garment they are best stored folded so the natural yarn doesn’t stretch.
We use premium 100% worsted wool from our mill in the Pennines and we hand-finish every single garment but should your guernsey come a little frayed or unstitched we are happy to offer a mending service. Please take a picture and send us a photo here explaining what needs a bit of TLC.
Moth babies can be known to feast on wool so if you want to avoid a scattering of half eaten holes, Please use a bag of cedar wood balls to store alongside your favourite sweaters.
How to wash your guernsey jumper
In our opinion all our Le Tricoteur knitwear is best hand washed in warm water (not hot) with a washing detergent that’s specifically designed for wool, then rinsed clean in hand temperature water and dried flat.
Do not rub or wring.
When the water has run clean of bubbles, you can put it on a spin cycle (no more than 600 will do) to get the bulk of the water out before spreading it out flat to dry.
Do not leave it drying in direct sun / draped over a radiator or drip dry on a hanger.
If you prefer, you can also dry-clean our knitwear.
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Our standard processing
and fulfillment time is 1-2 working days from the time you placed your order, excluding Custom Prints, online-only telescopes and personalised clothing.
All UK orders (excluding personalised clothing) are sent using a tracked service.
Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) and personalised clothing take a little longer to fulfill due to being made to order.
Please see our Delivery & Returns page for more information and last order dates.
Online-only telescopes are shipped directly from Celestron.
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For all other orders, we offer Standard UK delivery for £4.95 per order (Royal Mail).
We also offer UK FedEx 1-3 Working Days for £9.90. Excludes Custom Prints and Personalised Clothing.
International Delivery Information
Delivery rate varies by country and value of order, and starts from as little as £6.95.
Please allow 5-7 working days for standard orders to be dispatched.
Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) and personalised clothing take a little longer to fulfill due to being made to order. Please see our recommended last order dates for these items on our Delivery & Returns page.
We send using a Royal Mail/FedEx tracked delivery service (excluding personalised products). Please allow 7-10 working days to receive after we have dispatched.
Please see our Delivery & Returns page for all information.
For all returns, please contact us as soon as possible using the contact form, expressing your wish to return. Please wait for confirmation from one of our team before returning.
Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) and personalised clothing are made to order and therefore we are unable to offer a refund or exchange, unless they are faulty.
Please see our Delivery & Returns page for full information.
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