A gansey based on a Cornish pattern recorded from the Lizard, knit for my old friend Ian (he’s the one standing up). Knitted in Creskeld conifer wool, I got the pattern from (Mary Wright, pp. iv, 1-2, 31). This was the gansey pattern that first inspired Mary Wright to research and collect gansey patterns and traditions, when she was asked to knit a copy of it from an old photograph.
Although it’s basically just a simple lattice pattern, it’s aways been one of my favourites – the contours (or “bumps”) stand out from the yoke, and there’s something naturally pleasing about a yoke which is divided into 3 bands. It’s perfectly proportioned altogether, and almost makes me forget there are such things as cables in the world.