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Knitted in Frangipani navy yarn.

This is a gansey I knitted for my Uncle Johnny. He lives in Balerno, near Edinburgh, so I wanted the pattern to have some Scottish associations, but he also requested something connected with the Plymouth/ Portsmouth area, where he used to return from foreign service. As many of the Devon and Cornwall and Scottish fleet patterns are similar, and chevrons and open and closed diamonds frequently recur, in the end I opted for a variant on Jim Curtis of Polperro in Cornwall’s gansey, recorded in many of the books (such as Rae Compton, pp.36-7). Well, I say variant – I took the basic pattern and added cables, as I like to do whenever possible.


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