Episode 8 – Guernseys Galore

In this episode you will learn some fascinating facts about the Guernsey knitting trade.  For example, did you know that Mary Queen of Scots was wearing white stockings, knitted in Guernsey, on the day she was executed?  Also it is (apparently) illegal for men to knit during daylight hours in Sark!  Find this, along with the usual crafty banter, in this episode of the iMake podcast.

So without further ado, here is episode 8.  Click the following link to listen online and check out the show notes below.

Episode 8 – Guernseys Galore

Show notes

iMake Ravelry group

Jane Richmond Mitten Cuffs

Cath Kidston’s book ‘Sew’

Craftypod podcast

Craftsanity podcast

Craftcast podcast

Cucumber Patch

The Gallery (Gen’s website)

Lovelypop (Hannah’s website)

Guernseys on Wikipedia

Guernsey Knitwear

Knitting research – thanks to my friends and the staff of the Priaulx library for helping me research this topic.  I used the following publications to help me with my essay:

  • Quarterly Review of the Guernsey Society (Autumn 1959)
  • What is a Guernsey? (AE Burr)
  • Guernsey Folklore (Macculloch)
  • Guernsey Press (8 July 1977)

Finally it is lovely to hear from listeners, feel free to email me on info@imake.gg or click on any of the social networking icons on the right hand side of this blog.

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2 Responses to “Episode 8 – Guernseys Galore”


  1. 1 Kiera 28/10/2010 at 4:24 pm

    Fun show, I loved going so far back in history.


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