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Copy of an Orkney Gansey
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Copy of an Orkney Gansey

This is a copy of a gansey worn by a fisherman in a pic in the Archives of Stromness boats taken in about 1910. Orkney's fishermen often wore ganseys with patterns very different from those found round the rest of the UK, and I am interested in collecting more of them. If anyone has any pix of fishermen wearing ganseys I would love to see them, and to hear from anyone who remembers them being knitted before WW2. Thankyou.
Picture added on 16 May 2007
Glad you explained what a gansey was!! I thought it was the bloke!!
Anonymous comment added on 16 May 2007
Wonderful gansey. Do you know of a pattern source for this one?
Added by Cindy Dolaway on 31 December 2007
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