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Golf jumper

  • Place of origin:

    Shetland Islands (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knitted two-ply wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs M. Kirke

  • Museum number:

    T.185-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Man's golf sweater, hand-knitted two-ply wool, knitted in the traditional Fair Isle knitting technique in the round, without seams. The shoulders are grafted. Brown and cream colours.

Place of Origin

Shetland Islands (made)

Date

1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Hand-knitted two-ply wool

Object history note

This jumper was worn for golfing by General Sir Walter Kirke, GBC, CMG, DSO, DL, JP.

Descriptive line

Man's golf sweater in hand-knitted two-ply wool, Shetland Islands, 1920s

Labels and date

10. PULLOVER
Hand-knitted two-ply wool
Scottish, Shetland, early 1920s

In the 1920s and 30s 'Fair Isle' patterned jersies were taken up in fashionable sporting circles from the golf course to the ski slopes. This example is in the traditional technique of circular knitting without seams, the shoulders are grafted.

Worn for golfing by General Sir Walter Kirke, GBC, CMG, DSO, DL, JP
Given by Mrs M. Kirke
T.185-1982 [1985]

Materials

Wool

Techniques

Knitting

Categories

Men's clothes; Fashion; Informal wear; Sport; Scotland; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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