After the great success of ''Visser Truien'' and ''Visser Truien 2'', Stella Ruhe has collected fishing sweaters for children for this third book. She tells the story of the life of fishing boys from 1870 to circa 1950. The children, like their parents, had a hard life. Fishing boys had to join the fishing boat at a young age, had to fully participate and were given the most annoying and dirty jobs. Their contribution was necessary to survive as a family at all. The story of the fishermen's boys is a dramatic story about child labour, which is unfortunately still relevant today in many countries.
The children, like the adult fishermen, wore sweaters knitted by their mothers and sisters. Girls learned to knit from an early age and immediately had to put this technique to good use for making underwear, gloves and sweaters.
For this book, sweaters have been re-knitted in children's sizes ranging from 86 to 164. Each pattern is easy to adjust to the appropriate size. It is contemporary cool clothing that is comfortable and looks good on children.
The patterns are beautiful again, composed of knit and purl stitches and cables. With a hat or scarf here and there, children immediately have a complete outfit for the winter in the pattern of their village or that of their parents or grandparents.