Diamonds are Forever Fisherman Guernsey Pullover by Marci Richardson

Diamonds are Forever Fisherman Guernsey Pullover

Knitting
January 2006
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
840 - 2000 yards (768 - 1829 m)
34" - 52"
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‘Diamonds are Forever’ has the traditional aspects of a true fisherman Guernsey, knit in the round with an overlapping welt, false side seam, and underarm gusset with a few modern conveniences, as neck shaping and larger gauge. These sweaters are meant to be knit on the tight side for durability and better stitch pattern definition, and thus are not always very ‘soft’. Due to their unique construction, which allows for more ease of movement, these sweaters are not meant to be oversized – generally 2”- 4” of ease is all that is needed. Diamond patterns were frequently found in fisherman Guernsey sweaters and were believed to represent fishnets.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: circumference: 34” (36” / 38” / 40” / 42” / 44” / 46” / 48” / 50” / 52”), length: 21” (22” / 22.5” / 23.5” / 24” / 25” / 26” / 27” / 28” / 29”)
MATERIALS NEEDED: US #5 (3.75 mm) 16” and 32” circular and double pointed needles, US #7 (4.5 mm) 16” and 32” circular and double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge, 840 (980 / 1080 / 1240 / 1340 / 1500 / 1640 / 1760 / 1880 / 2000) yards of solid worsted weight wool, round ring markers, 6 medium sized stitch holders.