This is the jersey often commented about. Margaret knitted this for David following his design and using his choice of colours and wools. According to Margaret it was the most challenging she had ever knitted because of the fact it was not based on an actual pattern, just his ideas.
One of stories relating to the origins of Harlequin is the notion that the Harlequin motif grew out of France is evidenced by Hellequin, a stock character in French passion plays. Hellequin, a black-faced emissary of the devil, is said to have roamed the countryside with a group of demons chasing the damned souls of evil people to Hell. The physical appearance of Hellequin offers an explanation for the traditional colours of Harlequin's mask (red and black).