Born from the urgent need to find a way to make a quintessential guernsey on a modern knitting machine (all our vintage flatbeds are no longer being made - nor the parts to be found!)
"The Rocquaine" had many many months in development. We are using the same pattern & the same wool. We make it at the same location. It is hand finished by the same linkers, but it does not go out to the hand knitters.
Because we can make them fully in-house (The neck gusset is hand stitched straight after linking by our team in St Pierre du Bois) "The Rocquaine" therefore doubles as a more affordable version, sitting proudly within our Le Tricoteur range of Guernsey knitwear.
We will ALWAYS make traditional, hand finished guernseys but because they go out to all our home knitters dotted around the island (who hand knit the necks, gussets and shoulders ) they will now be considered our Premium range.
The Rocquaine is still as functional & still considered a working garment, so don't worry about staying warm & dry (we've got you covered)
We just wanted to be able to offer something for everyone
Designed for seafarers and fisherman, a Le Tricoteur guernsey is he perfect choice for modern day adventurers, whether on land or at sea.
Please note these guernseys are not included in our hand-knit mending service. Our Traditional Premium range can still be sent back for mending, offered on a case by case basis.