Bestevaer by Erry Pieters-Korteweg


May 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
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There is a blog about fisherman’s ganseys from the province of Zeeland, and there I found a story about a sweater from Vlissingen. Vlissingen is a town on the North Sea coast in Zeeland. The stitch pattern with cables that are in a way connected with purled stitches was very nice and so I decided to put it into a sock pattern. I named it Bestevaer (ancient Dutch for “grandfather”) after Michiel de Ruyter, a famous admiral of the Dutch fleet, who lived in Vlissingen. And there at the boulevard, looking out over the sea, you will find his statue.