© Moray Firth Gansey Project June 2018

This project was part-financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and by the Scottish Government and The European Community Rural Aberdeenshire, Highland and Moray LEADER 2007 – 2013 Programmes.

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Pattern detail
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Note: the donor of this gansey also donated the gansey with the tree of life pattern, knitted by her aunt who lived in Fortrose.  She did not know the origin of this gansey, though it had been in the family for many years.

Colour: dark navy blue

Pattern: all over body and sleeves; hoofprint cables and moss stitch rib; pattern is not centred

Welt: single rib; 9cm (3.5 inches), followed by 2 purl rows before pattern starts

Chest: 94 cm (37 inches)

Gusset: approximately 11 cm (4.25 inches), with cable pattern on one side and rib pattern on the other on sleeve as well as body

Shoulders: 2 cm (0.75 inch) knitted each side of neck, front and back, cast off and sewn together

Sleeves: 56 cm (22 inches), fully patterned with same pattern as body; cuffs single rib 5 cm (2 inches) - seem to have been re-knitted in a slightly darker yarn

Neck: single rib 4.5 cm (1.75 inches); two-button opening on one side

Hoofprint cables