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Flamborough II

A Flamborough gansey, knit for Gayle. It’s made up of a combination of Flamborough patterns – diamonds, cables and a central heart – and is pretty intricate. Knitted in Frangipani wool, pattern from Compton, pp. 58-59. (Though judging from the pictures, some cat hair seems to have got into the mix, too.)

I think the Flamborough patterns are almost the archetypal gansey patterns. They’re intricate without being excessive, they feature cables liberally (always a good sign in my book!), they’re full length, and they’re always a pleasure to look at, and to knit. It’s no surprise that they’re well represented in most books on ganseys.

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