Cley Duck-fowler’s Gansey from Cromer Museum


This Gansey is another gem from Cromer Museum. It appears that the yarn used was a mix of fibres, as the inside is a completely different colour from the outside. Wool & linen/cotton? This mix was sometimes known as Drugget & like a good pair of indigo jeans, the dye wears away with friction, leaving the paler natural colour.
The pattern is a variation on Seeds & Bars – and it’s on a diagonal.
Was the pattern embossed? Was it machine-made? If not, what was it with those Norfolk knitters, that they so frequently made their lives so tricky?
Or might that be rewarding?

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