© 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.

Lossiemouth - herring net diamonds

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Pattern detail
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Donated by: Mrs Stewart.  The gansey belonged to Alex Main, who was born in Burghead in 1912, and retired from fishing in 1969.

Colour: rust

Pattern: raised herring net diamonds and double cables; the cables are centred front and back, the sides of the gansey are plain

Welt: single rib, 5 cm (2 inches)

Chest: 91.5 cm (36 inches)

Shoulders: top of raglan is 3.25", 8 cm (3.25 inches) wide

Sleeves: plain knit raglan sleeves, knitted upwards from the cuff and stitched in; sleeves are knitted in the round, with a false underarm seam; elbow patches have been added; cuff single rib: 10 cm (4 inches); underarm sleeve length: 56 cm (22 inches)

Neck: single rib polo neck 12.5 cm (5 inches); knitted in the round using stitches from front back and top of sleeves

Second gansey: colour is now a silvery beige, but, as can be seen from the photo of the neck it was originally a deeper colour

See also: Fraserburgh - herring net - uses purl stitches rather than cables as here