Woman's crew neck ribbed gansey with button front detail
This is the basic ribbed gansey seen in so many photos from both England and Scotland. It was worn by both fishermen and the gutters- women who gutted and salted the herring caught by the men. Whilst they had fancier ganseys for Sundays, this was the everyday working gansey.
The mans version was usually knitted in Navy in England and black in Scotland and had long sleeves. The guttes used a wide variety of colours for theirs and had buttons down the front. Some gutters knitted theirs with long sleeves they could roll up, others chose to knit theirs elbow length or short sleeves to keep the wool away from their salty, fishy forearms.
The pattern contains instructions for both the women and men's versions.
All our kits come packaged lovingly in an attractive sturdy project bag and contain printed pattern, plus enough 100% British 5 ply Guernsey yarn for your chosen size and colour of project.