Flamborough Manor

Flamborough Marine

For authentic hand-knitted Ganseys, Gansey Knitting Kits, Armor Lux striped cotton Breton shirts and a range of traditional wool knitwear from Le Tricoteur (the original Guernseys) and Armor Lux of France

Le Tricoteur Guernseys

These are traditional garments, manufactured to an exacting standard and designed for years of wear. Beware of inferior substitutes There are Guernseys and there are Guernseys, but there is only ONE “Le Tricoteur”

Armor Lux Breton shirts

These are genuine striped Breton shirts in 100% pure, soft, knitted cotton, made by Armor Lux of France. They are in a round neck style, and T-shirt shape. The adult short sleeve shirts are only available in lightweight jersey cotton, while the adult long sleeve shirts are only available in heavier interlock cotton.

Armor Lux wool knitwear &

cotton smocks

In additon to the range of striped Breton shirts, we also stock Armor Lux cotton smocks in either Rouille (Breton Tan) or Navy, and Armor Lux pure wool sweaters.
As the range of our activities is so diverse, we have a number of different websites. The main Flamborough Manor site, which is where you are now, focuses primarily on accommodation (bed & breakfast) but has brief details of all our other activities. To allow for more information to be presented on these other activities, we have other self- contained web-sites and some of the links you will encounter while browsing these pages will take you to these separate sites. To return to this site, simply go to the LINKS page, which is common to all our sites. For full information on the current range being offered by Flamborough Marine, please visit the main Flamborough Marine web-site:
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Views of Flamborough Head
The Manor House, Flamborough, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire. YO15 1PD Telephone: 01262 850943    [International: +44 1262 850943] E-mail:  gm@flamboroughmanor.co.uk
Web-site design & content Copyright © 2017 Geoffrey Miller
The classic Guernsey by Le Tricoteur Tricoteur Guernsey Armor Lux Chateaulin pure wool sweater The Original and Best machine-knitted Guernsey Le Tricoteur
The knitting industry on Guernsey commenced in the early 16th century, when licences were granted by the Crown to import wool from England. Originally hand-knitted in one piece, the Guernsey sweater developed as a warm, hard-wearing garment for seamen. Although now machine-knitted, the tradition continues. The Guernseys we stock are made using the best English worsted wool, whose long fibres have been combed parallel to each other before spinning, reducing the likelihood of the surface fibres being disturbed by rubbing and giving a smooth surface and clear stitch definition. The main panels are machine-knitted but every garment is then finished by hand. The result is a strong, long-lasting garment that will hold its shape in both wearing and washing.
100% Cotton in long- and short-sleeve Armor Lux Striped Breton shirts
The striped Breton top as we know it today came into being following the 27th March 1858 Act of France which introduced the navy and white striped shirt as the uniform for French naval seaman in Brittany (as the distinctive pattern of stripes made them easier to spot in the water). The shirt was known locally as marinière or matelot and the original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon's victories.
Armor Lux Cotton Smock and Pure Wool Sweaters Armor Lux Port Manech cotton smock Armor Lux Chateaulin pure wool sweater Armor Lux Kerlouan pure wool sweater Striped Fouesnant in pure new wool

Fouesnant

Original Breton sweater, close fitting looped round neck, buttoned on left shoulder, in Navy or striped combinations

Kerlouan

A high-collar zipped cardigan, full cardigan rib in 100% wool in Rich Navy

Chateaulin

A zip-neck sweater, corded stitch, rib knit & double ribbing on cuff and welt in  Navy

Port Manech

A traditional fisherman's smock from Brittany in pure cotton with one inside pocket in Navy or Rouille (Breton Tan)
The Manor House Accommodation, Books, Traditional Knitwear & Hand-Knitted Ganseys, Breton shirts Lesley Berry and Geoffrey Miller The Manor House Flamborough Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire YO15 1PD United Kingdom Telephone: 01262 850943 (Mobile 07718 415234) International: +44 1262 850943 E-mail: gm@flamboroughmanor.co.uk

For the full range of

colour combinations,

please visit our main

Flamborough Marine

web-site, using the link

above.

Flamborough Manor

Flamborough Marine

For authentic hand-knitted Ganseys, Gansey Knitting Kits, Armor Lux striped cotton Breton shirts and a range of traditional wool knitwear from Le Tricoteur (the original Guernseys) and Armor Lux of France

Le Tricoteur Guernseys

These are traditional garments, manufactured to an exacting standard and designed for years of wear. Beware of inferior substitutes There are Guernseys and there are Guernseys, but there is only ONE “Le Tricoteur”

Armor Lux Breton shirts

These are genuine striped Breton shirts in 100% pure, soft, knitted cotton, made by Armor Lux of France. They are in a round neck style, and T-shirt shape. The adult short sleeve shirts are only available in lightweight jersey cotton, while the adult long sleeve shirts are only available in heavier interlock cotton.

Armor Lux wool knitwear &

cotton smocks

In additon to the range of striped Breton shirts, we also stock Armor Lux cotton smocks in either Rouille (Breton Tan) or Navy, and Armor Lux pure wool sweaters.
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This is the mobile variant of our web-site, specially designed for viewing on smartphones, but lacking some of the more detailed information available on our full-size site..
Flamborough Marine
Views of Flamborough Head
The Manor House, Flamborough, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire. YO15 1PD Telephone: 01262 850943    [International: +44 1262 850943] E-mail:  gm@flamboroughmanor.co.uk
Web-site design & content Copyright © 2017 Geoffrey Miller
The classic Guernsey by Le Tricoteur Tricoteur Guernsey Le Tricoteur
The knitting industry on Guernsey commenced in the early 16th century, when licences were granted by the Crown to import wool from England. Originally hand-knitted in one piece, the Guernsey sweater developed as a warm, hard-wearing garment for seamen. Although now machine-knitted, the tradition continues. The Guernseys we stock are made using the best English worsted wool, whose long fibres have been combed parallel to each other before spinning, reducing the likelihood of the surface fibres being disturbed by rubbing and giving a smooth surface and clear stitch definition. The main panels are machine-knitted but every garment is then finished by hand. The result is a strong, long-lasting garment that will hold its shape in both wearing and washing.
Armor Lux Striped Breton shirts
The striped Breton top as we know it today came into being following the 27th March 1858 Act of France which introduced the navy and white striped shirt as the uniform for French naval seaman in Brittany (as the distinctive pattern of stripes made them easier to spot in the water). The shirt was known locally as marinière or matelot and the original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon's victories.
Armor Lux Cotton Smock and Pure Wool Sweaters Armor Lux Port Manech cotton smock Armor Lux Chateaulin pure wool sweater Armor Lux Kerlouan pure wool sweater Striped Fouesnant in pure new wool

Fouesnant

Original Breton sweater, close fitting looped round neck, buttoned on left shoulder, in Navy or striped combinations

Kerlouan

A high-collar zipped cardigan, full cardigan rib in 100% wool in Rich Navy

Chateaulin

A zip-neck sweater, corded stitch, rib knit & double ribbing on cuff and welt in  Navy

Port Manech

A traditional fisherman's smock from Brittany in pure cotton with one inside pocket in Navy or Rouille (Breton Tan)
The Manor House Accommodation, Books, Traditional Knitwear & Hand- Knitted Ganseys, Breton shirts Lesley Berry and Geoffrey Miller The Manor House Flamborough Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire YO15 1PD United Kingdom Telephone: 01262 850943 (Mobile 07718 415234) International: +44 1262 850943 E-mail: gm@flamboroughmanor.co.uk

For the full range of

colour combinations,

please visit our main

Flamborough Marine

web-site, using the link

above.

The Manor House Flamborough Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire Telephone 01262 850943