This is a traditional English Guernsey, knitting in traditional 5-ply wool. They are knitted on very small needles and produce a water and wind-proof fabric. The patterns differ from village to village and family to family. Only the top of the sweaters carry a pattern as the rest in hidden by dungarees. The arms are usually short so as not to get waterlogged and cause chaffing. Traditionally the wearers initials are knitted in just about the welt. They are always knitted in the 'round' and the arms knitted from the shoulder down.