© 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.

Pattern detail
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Knitted by Mrs Elsie Buchan, Fraserburgh, about 1970

Colour: turquoise green (more jade than the photograph)

Pattern: all over body pattern; chevrons bordered by single mock cables. The mock cable pattern is centred front and back and at the sides.

Welt: 7 cm (2.75 inches) single rib (knit 1, purl 1)

Gusset: diamond shaped gusset, approximately 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) across and 22 cm (8.75 inches) long, worked in stocking stitch; opens out of mock cable pattern at sides.

Shoulders: 12 rows double moss stitch front and back, cast off together at top of shoulder

Sleeves: plain stocking stitch with 1 purl false seam stitch from gusset to cuff; cuff single rib, 4.5 cm (1.75 inches).  Total sleeve length 41 cm (16.5 inches)

Neck: roll neck approximately 11 cm (4.5 inches) deep in single rib.

We have two more ganseys by Mrs Buchan with this pattern, one in maroon, and one in grey.

See also: Hopeman chevrons, Hopeman chevrons and mini cables, Lossiemouth chevrons.

Fraserburgh - chevrons

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