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Golf Jumper

1920s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.
read Knitting traditions of the British Isles and Ireland Many areas around the British Isles and Ireland have their own distinctive style of knitting or a particular garment for which they are known. Such traditions have tended to survive longer in more remote areas where there is less outside influence.
object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-knitted two-ply wool
Brief Description
Man's golf sweater in hand-knitted two-ply wool, Shetland Islands, 1920s
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.
Dimensionsmeasured for mannequin, waist 102cm, chest 108cm, nape to wasit 46cm, nape to hem 54cm, sleeve length 46cm, wrist 20cm
Gallery Label
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)
Credit line
Given by Mrs M. Kirke
Object history
This jumper was worn for golfing by General Sir Walter Kirke, GBC, CMG, DSO, DL, JP.
Collection
Accession Number
T.185-1982

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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