This is a gansey I knit for my old friend Gavin, a composite of patterns, but ultimately derived from Skipper Donald Thomson of Thurso’s gansey. Knitted in Creskeld navy blue wool, patterns from Compton. We’ve called it “Llandrindod” for the purposes of this gallery, because it’s not an accurate representation of the original, and that’s the location of the industrial estate you can see in the background.
This gansey is a good example of how effective a half-patterned gansey, with a plain body and a patterned yoke, can be. I particularly like the double cables, and the central panel is separated by just a purl stitch row. The panel below the main pattern consists of a basic moss stitch which appears in ganseys all round the British Isles.