Commissions – Ganseys knitted to order

FNDs : – Frequently Needed Details

Inquiries are always welcome. If you can answer a few initial questions, below this would be very helpful thanks.

(Scroll down past the form for inspiration and ideas).

Gansey - FND

  • Measurements & style

    These may be taken from a favourite, fairly close-fitting jumper.
  • ie from base of neck to welt
  • Dark Navy or Navy are the more traditional colours but have a look at the options available on the shade card in the Shop section
  • Rope & Ladders is a classic best-seller but it's always fun to discuss requirements for a bespoke pattern.
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An individual design featuring anchors, based on Filey pattern.

An individual design featuring anchors, based on Filey pattern. This was knitted in Frangipani Moonlight.

Buttons supplied by customer

Buttons supplied by customer. Who hasn’t got Grandma’s button box? It’s a nice idea to personalise a Gansey by using 2 or 3 special buttons in this way, & they can certainly add to the overall look. Lower necks, such as crew or ‘rib & roll’ are popular nowadays but a high neck keeps out the draughts & this traditional Scottish 3-button neck provides for a close-fitting neck that won’t go saggy with use, but that won’t rip your ears off either.

Buttons supplied by customer

Buttons supplied by customer. Who hasn’t got Grandma’s button box? It’s a nice idea to personalise a Gansey by using 2 or 3 special buttons in this way, & they can certainly add to the overall look. Lower necks, such as crew or ‘rib & roll’ are popular nowadays but a high neck keeps out the draughts & this traditional Scottish 3-button neck provides for a close-fitting neck that won’t go saggy with use, but that won’t rip your ears off either.

Rope Ladders & Flags - classic Whitby motifs

Classic Whitby combination of Rope, Ladders & Flags. This was knitted in Frangipani Falmouth Navy, which is a dark blue with a hint of green – especially popular with the Silver Foxes amongst us.

Classic Whitby Gansey, Rope & Ladders pattern

A classic Whitby Rope & Ladders pattern Gansey completed just in time for a 30th birthday. I can’t wait to see him in this one, it’s a pleasure to think it’ll be seen out & about in Whitby on the back of a Whitby lad!

Duke family pattern, ropes & diamonds

Duke family pattern. I didn’t used to like this pattern but over the years it’s grown on me & now I like its clarity & boldness. This particular Gansey has found a home in Michigan where it will not only be proudly worn but will serve as inspiration & a constant reference point for when its owner knits his very own Gansey .. ! It’s knitted in Frangipani Dark Navy. (And no I don’t know why it’s come out on its side. But it might promote extra interest so I’ll leave it.)