Customer Commission - Gansey Sweater

Posted: March 11th, 2012 under News.


Here is a “gansey” sweater that I have just finished knitting as a commission.   This type of sweater comes from Scotland and would traditionally have been knitted in black, the colour favoured by the Scottish fishing fleet.   The gansey has plain sleeves, but is intricately patterned front and back (using a combination of simple plain and purl stitches).   This gansey has been knitted in 1 ply, 100% Shetland wool using size 19 needles.

This pattern was designed by Buttercup Miniatures and was knitted for sale with their kind permission.   To see their complete range of miniature knitting and crochet patterns (not to mention all related accessories) their website address is