There is evidence of some Ganseys in Shetland as there was a large Dutch contingent here for a time. How many different sub-types are there, would you say? Itâs strange though that it didnât become as infamous as Fair Isle/Lace but the strength of those traditions was maybe too ingrained already. Yes Karen, there certainly are in this one – because it’s mine & I can! However, I have heard of a body being recognised by its Gansey. Thanks for this; I really enjoyed the interview and now I have ideas about ganseys/guernseys floating about in my head. Many early, working Ganseys were very plain; Ganseys were often contract knitted and bought in chandlers’ around the UK; even local patterns were fluid.Â Having said that, there are regional styles â I can recognise a Gansey from Fife, Sheringham or Eriskay, for example; but I can also spot individual knitters, not only in their favourite patterns/variations but also by the construction details, and it’s when you get to this level that you begin to see the cleverness in little changes. Thank You! When I began, over 10 years ago, I thought I was doing well to show two dozen or so but it’s now probably the biggest display of its kind in the world, with well over 100 Ganseys old and new from around UK and Holland. I love having the term Seeds & Bars for describing the Staithes design, thank you. This is a delightfully fascinating interview, thank you for sharing it! Nora, a long-time resident of Flamborough who died in 2011, had been taught to knit by her fisherman father after her mother had drowned at Robin Hood’s Bay. + Laurus Hat Such rich history to tap into here in the world of gansey-lore. What a glorious spring this has been! Really interesting, A few of those storyâs I have heard appropriated to Fair Isle patterns too – a wearer being identified by their Jumper etc and the sharing of patterns by gutters travelling. SUCH a delightful rabbit hole…. Inspired by a garment in the collection of the Shetland Textile Museum, this jumper is a great introduction to Gansey style knitting. Would you like to give the poem an airing here .. ? + Hermaness Worsted Hat It has been in place since 1886 and believed to be the smallest listed structure in the UK. + Mamoru Mitts Without any front openings it acts as a fabulous windbreaker to keep you warm and out of the breeze. There’s a horizontal row dividing this from the belly, which is patterned with more vertical elements which may include Scottish Flags, which invests the whole thing with a delightful pleat affect. Feb 27, 2019 - Traditional Hand Knitted British Gansey Knitwear. Q FOR YOU The chest motifs are usually in the form of possibly symmetrical panels, separated by eg cable, featuring motifs such as Tree of Life, or Saltair. Robin Hood’s Bay Cardigan: Week 7 – 8 June I am, it is probably fair to say, a creature of habit. I will call it the âScurrilous Guernseyâ:) It can be a summer project seeing it is size 3 & 5 needles. As for Henry Freeman, that Seeds & Bars wasn’t his only Gansey! Hand knitting on 2 needles and in the round on set of 5 x 2.5mm needles. HOT TIPS How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 1: Casting on and marking raglans. â¢ Michael Pearson; Traditional Knitting of the British Isles, vol 1: Fisher Gansey Patterns of North East England, and vol 2: Fisher Gansey Patterns of Scotland and the Scottish FleetÂ (In-print option: âTraditional Knitting: Aran, Fair Isle and Fisher Ganseysâ) Hand crafted in 100% cotton drill, this hard wearing versatile garment is cut wide so it can be worn purely as a fashion piece over the top of our Breton Striped Shirt or over one of our fab Gansey Fisherman’s Jumpers. Ganseys are a rich well in the land of knitting history â tables full of books have been written on the subject â and we’re just scratching the surface here, but be sure to check out the resources at the end, and pattern suggestions here â. And yet there are types with names that are commonly known and used and understood. If your beloved fisherman was lost at sea, their patterned gansey was used to idenitify them and return them home. All the patterns and charts are saved as an easy to read 24 page pdf file. As always you spark inspiration and brain cells! A gansey is a hand knitted, woollen jumper traditionally worn by fishermen. The Storr Original Gansey from Berties of Bay. So of course, I asked if I could pick her brain a bit on behalf of all of you, and interview her for the blog. Keep your ears warm during cold months ahead. By the 19th century fishing communities had developed their own favoured gansey designs according to the region they lived in. I think most knitters have a general sense of what a gansey is (and you can set me straight on any fine distinctions here) â A type of fisherman’s sweater most closely associated with Great Britain, typically navy blue, that features a mix of stitch patterns (from simple to complex, sometimes cables but often just knits and purls)Â often contained to the upper part of the sweater,Â along with seamless construction andÂ a distinctive underarm gusset. However, I do believe that many Gansey knitters were operating when Ganseys were a part of life and you’d pick up the basics with your daily breath, just as kids today are at home with their various devices. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! â¢ Gladys Thompson; âPatterns for Jerseys, Guernseys & Aransâ The Hebridean, or Eriskay Gansey probably originated in the 1930’s & is distinct because it has 2 different pattern areas, ie the belly & the chest. When I first posted that seemingly innocuous photo of Daniel Day-Lewis wearing his splendid gansey, I did not imagine anything like where it has led. Having been associated for some time with Old St. Stephen’s, an old church in Robin Hoods Bay where the gravestones date back over 200 years, I can say that most drowned men remained buried at sea; the number of purely commemorative inscriptions attest to this. I found the Ganseys in the Cromer museum fascinating, and wrote a post about them about this time last year. Full written pattern with step by step colour pictures and pattern charts. So nice to see such interest in Ganseys & their yarns. . Ganseys in Whitby usually have a 3-button opening on the left side of the neck; this came down with the Scottish herring lassies, and when I met some Polperro knitters a few years ago they hadn’t seen this but thought it was a very good idea. They also used to wear a gansey for best on Sunday to go to church or chapel and when this started to wear a bit a new one would be knitted and the old one would be used for work. The warmest and sunniest since—well, since the age of the dinosaurs, probably. NEW FAVORITES Growing up with Gansey knitters, a child would start on small items, e.g. She had originally been taught to knit Ganseys before the war by her fisherman father after her mother had been drowned at Robin Hood’s Bay. Gansey Pattern Robin Hoods Bay Hand Knitting Pattern. For example, some areas favoured vertically arranged patterns; some horizontal; some covered everything with ropes (cables), others didn’t…. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Within the realm of Ganseys, there are varieties associated with different ports or regions â this is the part I’ve been digging into more since all that erupted in the wake of my initial Daniel Day-Lewis post. The Dutch word is Visserstruien. Staithes is a small, scenic, isolated ex-fishing village 12 miles north of Whitby. All the patterns and charts are saved as an easy to read 24 … Certainly Cornish fishermen were amongst the fleet that followed the herring down the East coast every year. + Seathwaite Hat If you are ever in Whitby go and visit Deb in her shop: a few years ago I got to meet her and she let me handle some lovely old Ganseys. As Propagansey I sell Frangipani wool, attend wool shows and give talks and workshops on Ganseys and their yarns. My world is rocked. We aim to email out the pdf to you next da… + L'Arbre Hat My family is from Skye, and I suspect that they wore something knitted when they went fishing, but so far I haven’t found anything. Pockley, Emmerson etc. There were definitely some clever tarts around! It’s often said that they’re called Ganseys (or Guernseys) because they originated in the Channel island of Guernsey, but that’s thought to be a myth, correct? Easy Knitting Patterns Free Knitting Baby Knitting Sweater Patterns Hand Knitted Sweaters Knitted Blankets Robin Hoods Bay Spinning Yarn Learn How To Knit. And of course visitors to Whitby are always welcome to come & do some Gansey-handling in Whitby Wholefoods. Traditional ganseys in Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby and Staithes local patterns, fishermen's smocks and works jackets are a selection of our heritage clothing styles … I just love history combined with patterns. Spring has come to Caithness—by which I mean that it snowed last week, a light pithering on the wind, soft white flakes swirling out of a dark grey sky. Wonderful interview and information. Also, in the 1930s tuna fishing became extremely popular off the Yorkshire coast with many well-heeled recreational fishermen coming to places like Scarborough for this sport â they saw the local Ganseys, wanted a special version for themselves, and thus was born the white Gansey for ‘Best.’ Around the same time, Channel Island Parishes were being altered, with some deciding to mark the occasion and promote their identity with a new motif for their Guernseys. See more ideas about knitting, men sweater, fisherman sweater. All I know about ganseys is that at Flamborough each family had its own distinctive pattern I.e. Great article. It was very rare for a drowned man to be returned to his home; logistically, emotionally and financially it was unfeasible. FREE PATTERNS It’s knitted on 2mm needles, with a tension of 11st/”. This upper body Seeds & Bars is also frequently associated with Polperro in Cornwall. I find myself sitting amongst all my gansey books, wondering if I need a few more. Spacious 1st floor 2 bedroom apartment in this substantial late Victorian villa situated in the upper part of this popular coastal village. . Hand knitting on 2 needles and in the round on set of 5 x 2.5mm needles. His family came from NE Scotland. There are two Gansey patterns associated with, although not exclusive to, Staithes: one in the V&A is a vertical pattern involving cable and moss, very similar to Robin Hoods Bay, about 6 miles south of Whitby; the other, associated with the Verrill family, is DDL’s. More recent developments have been more date-able; there was a revival of the Aran before WW2 and around the same time the Eriskay Gansey appeared; this seems to have been the brainchild of a local lady who designed a Gansey with the upper and lower body bearing different patterns. The typical Guernsey has a split welt, not normally found in other Ganseys. My interest in Ganseys began some years ago when I met a retired trawlerman at a party; he was telling a scurrilous tale and wearing a beautiful old blue patinated Gansey that he’d knitted himself. Some west coast fishermen used to get jobs on board flash yachts out of Glasgow; they were often issued with Ganseys, plain except for the vessel’s name sewn on. We aim to email out the pdf to you next da… Full written pattern with step by step colour pictures and pattern charts. Currently we have all colours and patterns in stock which is very rare! But even though knitters all over knitted it, it’s still commonly known as a Staithes gansey? She’s passionate about them and is more than willing to pass on information and stories…. Deb … Apparently this was a way of identifying any drowned fisherman by the pattern when the ravages of the sea would have made them unrecognisable otherwise. Wow. You’re right; the Seeds & Bars pattern is an easy one; not only to knit but also to adjust to fit the wearer. SLOW FASHION + 1898 Hat I really want to knit one of those. I was hooked. In reality, it’s not that clear-cut, correct? The ones I’ve seen have all been cream & they don’t strike me as workwear (check archival photos of old fishermen). Full written pattern with step by step colour pictures and pattern charts. Pingback: Queue Check âÂ June 2018 | Fringe Association, Pingback: What I Know About: Breed-specific yarn (with Brooke Sinnes) | Fringe Association, Pingback: The Ganseys â Vanessa Pellisa, Pingback: Top posts and highlights of 2018 - Fringe Association. Full written pattern with step by step colour pictures and pattern charts. QUEUE CHECK No poem, just a brief blog post about visiting Cromer and the museum. Maybe I’ll just knit a plain one :-), Pingback: Fiber Friday | 4.20.18 | As Kat Knits. Check your spam & trash folders after you order in case the pattern email we send to you goes there instead of your inbox). (Please note this pattern is saved as a pdf file and not a printed document. There are two Gansey patterns associated with, although not exclusive to, Staithes: one in the V&A is a vertical pattern involving cable and moss, very similar to Robin Hoods Bay, about 6 miles south of Whitby; the other, associated with the Verrill family, is DDL’s. Feb 16, 2019 - Gansey Pattern Robin Hoods Bay Hand Knitting Pattern. Five small double ended needles or wires are used to knit in the round creating a really tight knit (or close knit) which creates a wind and somewhat waterproof protection against the elements. (This is also a persistent tale with Aran sweaters.) In addition to supplying Ganseys such as those above, we also sell Gansey Knitting Kits, to knit your own. What I Know About: Gansey origins (with Deb Gillanders), View fringesupplyco’s profile on Instagram, Daniel Day-Lewis wearing his splendid gansey, Gladys Thompson and Penny Straker both have published “Staithes” patterns, https://fringeassociation.com/2018/04/09/new-favorites-deluxe-the-staithes-gansey-and-how-to-knit-one/, https://wordpress.com/posts/jackofallcraft.wordpress.com, https://jackofallcraft.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/ganseys/, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#pc=pullover&query=gansey&view=captioned_thumbs&sort=recently-popular, Queue Check âÂ June 2018 | Fringe Association, What I Know About: Breed-specific yarn (with Brooke Sinnes) | Fringe Association, Top posts and highlights of 2018 - Fringe Association, Sloper: Basic pattern for a sleeveless sweater, Improv: Basic pattern for a top-down sweater, Improv: Basic pattern for a top-down seamless sweater. The out-takes illustrate not only how a thing ‘should’ be done, but how impossible it is to really pin a tradition down. One Yorkshire woman married and moved to Cornwall, taking her Betty Martin upper sleeve motif with her â it was seen as very distinctive. We also call any kind of jumper a Gansey which is dialect though.. thanks for sharing xx. Ganseys can be broadly characteristic of an area, or even place. The sky is brilliantly clear, as though God has taken the glass lid off the tableau vivant that is His creation for a better look at how we’re all getting on. All the patterns and charts are saved as an easy to read 24 page pdf file. There is a type of Double Moss motif made up of 2 rows of knit then 2 rows of p2k2 to end, which is known as Betty Martin and was widely used in Filey and Flamborough, but none knows if Betty Martin actually existed. Derived from the traditional Staithes knitting pattern sailors and fishermen wore Ganseys to keep them warm. + Stadium Hat Currently holiday letting accommodation with the benefit of modern fixtures and fittings and delightful garden to the rear. We aim to email out the pdf to you next day. Hand knitting on 2 needles and in the round on set of 5 x 2.5mm needles. Where can we find the pattern for the gansey Deb is wearing? Then she herself might marry and move to her husband’s village. THE DETAILS I hope purists will forgive me if, for the sake of brevity, I say that although the origins of the Channel Islands’ Guernsey and the more northern Gansey were possibly different, they evolved into almost identical garments, and the history is probably not worth unpicking. I’ve attached a photo of James Verrill (see photo above) modelling his Gansey rather successfully outside Old St. Stephen’s Church, where Propagansey 2015 was held. Incidentally, the Cornish term for Gansey is Knitfrock. socks, then graduate on to the pattern most commonly knitted in their house, which might be in the local style, with variations added from the knitters’ travels. Robin Hood’s Bay Cardigan: Week 8 – 15 June » Robin Hood’s Bay Cardigan: Week 9 – 22 June I’d like to share with you a couple of things which, in their different ways, have helped me through 13 weeks of lockdown. â¢ Beth Brown-Reinsel; âKnitting Ganseys: Techniques and Patterns for Traditional Sweatersâ I'm Karen Templer â devout yarnophile and knitting enabler. They’re all built more or less the same. Knit in Aran weight and from sizes 24-37”, this gansey is knitted in the round to the armholes, then the front and back are worked separately back and forth. â¢ Propagansey 2018; 8-16th September at Fylingthorpe Methodist Chapel, Fylingthorpe, N Yorks, UK; 10-4 daily. Wayside Flower | Handmade Store Making Traditional Knitwear & Outerwear There are ganseys in the health food shop? However I can tell you it’s made up of Betty Martin, Scottish Flags & Cable. See more ideas about knitwear, sweaters, knitted. How awesome is that? And they’re distinct from that other famous fisherman’s sweater, the heavily cabled, typically ivory, Aran sweater. Compare Gansey patterns to the treatment tartan received when Queen Victoria became so fond of Scotland; every fashionista had a ball, and tartans became officialised beyond their previous form; this never happened with Ganseys, the tribal ID of many fishermen. Examples from the North East have featured in what is the biggest exhibition of ganseys in the historic Old St Stephen’s Church, overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby. Incidentally,Â Henry Freeman was from Bridlington (these things are important) although he gained fame as Cox’n of the Whitby lifeboat, having been the sole survivor of a disaster where he was wearing the only brand-new cork life jacket. All the patterns and charts are saved as an easy to read 24 page pdf file. I don’t imagine it was knitted from a pattern, but all of the books noted include wide varieties of patterns, and there’s also lots listed at Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#pc=pullover&query=gansey&view=captioned_thumbs&sort=recently-popular. MAKE YOUR OWN BASICS WARDROBE PLANNING Boat Neck Smock as seen on the front cover of the Yorkshire Post Magazine. And that makes perfect sense about contract knitters sticking to this comparatively simple pattern. Bay Gansey Jumper | Berties Of Bay Derived from the traditional Robin Hoods Bay knitting pattern sailors and fishermen wore Ganseys to keep them warm. ELSEWHERE Hence Propagansey â I love the yarns, and how by actually spending time with them, you can get what the knitter was doing, even if was over 100 years ago. It’s not really true to think of each village having its own pattern. Thank you Karen, for this wonderful series. I also curate an annual exhibition every September in Robin Hoods Bay. They’re not just a UK thing â you mentioned Holland as well. Also useful if they’d consumed too many shandies… 100% pure British Wool. I’ve spent loads of time since then in conversation with assorted people about their knowledge of these sweaters, fielding recommendations and following leads, reading the informed comments on that and the follow-up post, and most of all exchanging emails with Deb Gillanders, above, of Propagansey, who reached out after the initial post and has been filling me in on so much of what I was wanting to know! All the patterns and charts are saved as an easy to read 24 page pdf file. They are knitted with 5 ply worsted wool in one piece with no seams. Saved by Wayside Flower. Gansey Nation. That Verril gansey! PREVIOUSLY in What I Know About: Rhinebeck (with Kay Gardiner). Each Kit contains 5-ply worsted Guernsey wool, a set of five double-ended 2.5 mm steel needles, individual body and sleeve charts, and full instructions for the pattern of your choice. Gillanders, who lives in Whitby (near Staithes) and curates an annual gansey exhibit in the nearby village of Robin Hood’s Bay, also loaned three ganseys to the costume department of “Phantom Thread,” and says you can see him wearing one of them in the scene where he decides not to go dancing for New Year’s. Thanks for this – my family emigrated to Victoria in 1839, so sadly well before the Eriskay Gansey, and much in the way of photography, either. 8 And, of course, the proprietor of Fringe Supply Co. Gansey Pattern - Whitby Hand Knitting Pattern from Wayside Flower. Cromer Museum’s Gansey collection is fascinating. Have we found a pattern for that yet? This pattern for my son with size 49,5 is based on a fisherman’s gansey from Robin Hoods Bay on the coast of North East Yorkshire. Deb is a fount of knowledge, all things Gansey related. Thank you, Deb and Karen! KAL. Beyond fascinated and intrigued by all of this! So Deb, how did you first become interested in Ganseys? + Stadium Mitts. So all these human activities had an impact on what we now think of as ‘traditional’ Arans, Guernseys, etc. Nov 26, 2020 - Explore Will C's board "Gansey" on Pinterest. Feb 2, 2019 - Gansey Pattern Robin Hoods Bay Hand Knitting Pattern. RIGHT AWAY, Hi there âÂ thanks for coming! IDEA LOG A designer hand knitted scarf based upon the gansey designs from Robin Hood's Bay. And since my own knowledge of fishermen’s sweaters generally resides a bit further north/east, I thought I’d mention that the Norwegian word for pullover, “genser,” is thought to come from English gansey/guernsey. Surviving photos give a different story with that same ‘Filey’ pattern turning up in Polperro, or Robin Hood’s Bay, or Yarmouth. Hand knitting on 2 needles and in the round on set of 5 x 2.5mm needles. So what’s the story on Staithes? Saved by Olive and Violet. + Audrey Hat I can be reached at email@example.com, + Sloper: Basic pattern for a sleeveless sweater, + Improv: Basic pattern for a top-down sweater, + Plait Hat Take my daily exercise: for the last eleven weeks, since lockdown began, every day at noon, come rain or shine, I’ve gone for a walk. You can find it here https://wordpress.com/posts/jackofallcraft.wordpress.com, Or in fact here https://jackofallcraft.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/ganseys/. Full written pattern with step by step colour pictures and pattern charts. BEGINNING TO KNIT Any specific knitting patterns you’d encourage people toward? Hand Knitting a Humber Star Gansey Sweater, Coming soon - Herringbone Wool Harrington Jacket, Punch & Judy, Old Town Dickensian Festival, Hand Knitting - Bridlidlington Gansey Sweater, St. Andrew's Fish Dock in Hull, Film 1962, Wormald and Walker Blanket Mills, Dewsbury 1932, 'Climmers' Egg Collectors Flamborough Cliffs, 1908, 1978 British Energy Stamps Designed by Peter Murdock, Pot Luck, Archive Footage of The Wayside Flower, A Mothers Pride - Hand Knitting a Gansey Sweater. Derived from the original Whitby knitting pattern. Jan 21, 2020 - Gansey Knitting Patterns | Gansey Hand Knitting Pattern | written pattern with colour pictures & pattern charts | Heritage Knitting Patterns | Wayside Flower + Double Basketweave Cowl Hand knitting on 2 needles and in the round on set of 5 x 2.5mm needles. Where are the geographical boundaries between ganseys and jerseys and aran sweaters, fuzzy though they may be? So interesting to hear more about them. The pattern was unique to the village they came from so when lost at sea or had too many shandys they could be identified and returned home to their loved ones. In particular, there are several patterns and references to “a Staithes” as the sub-type of gansey DDL is wearing. Haven’t had time to read the rest of the post yet, but THANK YOU for Propagansey! This seamless construction is not only unlikely to fall apart in heavy-duty working conditions, it’s also very easy to effect repairs. But is that a logical assumption in any way, or is it in fact tied to a specific place, Staithes? Berties Of Bay | Gansey Fishermen Jumpers | Heritage Clothing Thank you for the research and interview!! Robin Hood's Bay gansey with shoulder strap detail. Thousands of herring lassies moved down the East coast of Britain every year gutting and packing the herring, knitting and nicking each others’ patterns, and they hadn’t heard of intellectual property rights â if they saw something they liked, it was copied and added to their repertoire! See you there…. A ‘Staithes Gansey’ isn’t a subset of the genre, it’s simply from that place patternwise, as is a Sheringham Gansey or a Whitby Gansey. Thanks to you and to Deb! Arts & Humanities Website. As for geographical areas, Arans are still associated with the Aran Islands; the Channel Island cod fishermen took their word Jersey across the Atlantic with them and it now denotes a sweater that differs from Guernsey/Gansey in construction and use of more than one colour; and as fishermen from around the North Sea converged on the annually migrating shoals of herring it’s no surprise to find both Dutch and British fishermen wearing blue garments, patterned and knitted in the round. This is a remarkable interview – so fascinating. Cast out of metal in the shape of a cod, visitors are encouraged to feed the fish with a coin or even a note when they stroll down the slipway towards the sea. Robin Hood’s Bay Cardigan: Week 2 – 4 May » Robin Hood’s Bay Cardigan: Week 3 – 11 May More proof, if any were needed, that my life is being scripted by a writer superannuated from a 1970s sitcom, or possibly one of the minor Carry On films. MAKING/MADE I hope to catch up with her at Wonderwool Wales later this month where she usually exhibits gansey old and new. More complex patterns can break down into more manageable, bite-sized pieces that are simply repeated ad infinitum, but still require a practised eye to alter sizewise. This is Alf Hildred’s Whitby pattern & you won’t find it written down anywhere. Thanks so much, Deb! FMSutcliffe was a famous Victorian photographer who lived in Whitby & these images are an absolute treasure trove. And I’ve also seen references to a historical figure named Henry Freeman, survivor of multiple disasters, who famously wore such a gansey in famous photos. â¢ Mary Wright; âCornish Guernseys & Knitfrocksâ For those wanting to know more about Gansey history and patterns, in addition to your Propgansey website, what books or other resources do you recommend? Ok, so first let’s talk about that: UK and Holland, or country of origin. For more photos of Henry Freeman, have a look in the fisherfolk section of the gallery on http://www.sutcliffe-gallery.co.uk (I particularly like the one of him with ‘Hat hair’..). From Nora’s Ganseys we were able to make charts of the patterns which, beforehand, had not normally been written down … On the coast of North East Yorkshire a lot of ganseys were knit and some of them even can be seen on old pictures. Flat 2, Lyndhurst, Mount Pleasant North, Robin Hoods Bay YO22 4RE. I noted before that Gladys Thompson and Penny Straker both have published “Staithes” patterns with their notes referencing one in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection, but I haven’t been able to turn up a photo of the one they’ve apparently modeled their patterns on. Gansey Pattern Robin Hoods Bay Hand Knitting Pattern. Joining sweater parts at the underarm: Here comes the fun! In Robin Hood's Bay we are proud to have the oldest Lifeboat collection box in the world. This was a place where many women did contract knitting, and as this is a very economical pattern to knit, having no cable, it turns up all over the place.Â I have heard that there was a connection between Staithes and Cornwall, but I haven’t looked into that. The Gansey is a unique type of jumper traditionally worn by fishermen. Lovingly knitted and stitched by hand. This super-simple version almost looks to me like a starter gansey â like maybe you would have learned this and then gone on to knit more elaborate ones. 22 likes. OUR TOOLS, OURSELVES I also sell wool, needles, etc. I hope to get to your exhibit someday. Just when you think you’ve nailed it … . One Filey pattern is named after a local man called Matt Cammish. Going back to the geography question, it’s also widely believed that each port (or even each family) had its own distinct design, and you could identify a drowned fisherman by his sweater. Robin Hood’s Bay Cardigan: Week 7 – 8 June » Robin Hood’s Bay Cardigan: Week 8 – 15 June As a medievalist, I’ve always been interested in relics—I mean the sacred souvenirs, of course, not the 1971 Pink Floyd compilation album of the same name—things like … We aim to email out the pdf to you next day. Does anyone know what they wore on the west coast of Scotland? Pattern suggestions here: https://fringeassociation.com/2018/04/09/new-favorites-deluxe-the-staithes-gansey-and-how-to-knit-one/. Or even more specifically to Henry Freeman somehow? And here’s a fun fact, dear readers: The gansey Deb is wearing in the top photo was later knitted for her by the trawlerman who first sparked her interest in ganseys. SOMEDAY VS. + Whichaway Mitts Sometimes they forgot to give them back. They are available to order online now and if you know what demand vs supply is like on these we would highly recommend you snap one up right away as we never seem to have them in longer than a few weeks at a time ⚓️ GANSEYS • SMOCKS • HERITAGE (Look out for the scene in Phantom Thread with a chapel behind them further up the hill where they’re walking down a street together â yes, that’s Staithes!). Favoured Gansey designs from Robin Hood 's Bay sticking to this comparatively simple pattern Wonderwool Wales this. 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