Herring Girl Patterns
Traditional knitwear was often made for work, it got dirty and had a hard life. To make sure the meaning of each garment was known; who it was for, who it was from, why it was knitted, the Herring Girls could not rely on just colour. Patterns started to get knitted into the knitwear, sometimes unique to a knitter or wearer, sometimes unique to the village or port, with different regions of Britain having their own patterns and meanings.
When ordering your Hiring Girl Collection Knitwear, you can select which of these patters will be knitted into your products, selecting from some of the more widely used patters. If you would like a Gansey, part of the reason it takes a wee bit of time is that you can get just about any pattern you might want, even if it is truly unique.