© Moray Firth Gansey Project June 2018
This project was part-
Knitted by Mrs Elsie Buchan, Fraserburgh, about 1970
Pattern: all over body pattern; tree of life, separated by double mock cables. The mock cable pattern is centred front and back, and at the sides.
Welt: 6 cm single rib (knit 1, purl 1)
Gusset: diamond shaped gusset, approximately 7 cm across and 25 cm long, worked in stocking stitch; opens out of mock cable pattern at sides.
Shoulders: ridge and furrow pattern (3 rows stocking stitch, 3 rows reverse stocking stitch) worked as an extension of the front at both sides of the neck, and cast off together with the back shoulder stitches.
Sleeves: plain stocking stitch with 1 purl false seam stitch from gusset to cuff; cuff single rib.
Neck: roll neck approximately 9 cm deep in single rib.
We have two similar ganseys by Mrs Buchan, one with six branches on the tree, the other with seven.
See also: Fortose tree of life
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|The Moray Firth|
|Gansey knitters gallery|
|Ganseys from other areas|
|Pattern elements 1|
|Pattern elements 2|
|Pattern elements 3|
|Small things to make|
|Read a chart|
|Chart a design|
|Wick Harbourfest 2012|
|London Fashion Week|
|UK Knit Camp 2010|
|Portsoy photos 2010|
|Extravagansey photos 2010|
|Gfest gallery 2|