Mudcat Café message #4055109 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167898   Message #4055109
Posted By: leeneia
25-May-20 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: arran sweaters - a sad loss
Subject: RE: arran sweaters - a sad loss
"Apparently each fishing community eg Filey, Staithes, Scarborough etc had it's own distinctive design which legend has it enabled an unfortunate drowned fisherman to be taken home."

As a knitter, I've heard that rumor over the years, but I've never seen it backed up by a quotation, memory or example. Also as a knitter, I doubt if a woman wanted to do that complex knitting, thinking the whole time of her loved one's dead body being dragged from the cold sea.

Also a person who knits has preferences; some things are easier and some are just more fun for her, and those are probably the features she puts in the garment. For example, I really like to do cables.