Another old favourite – Patrington and Withernsea. Knitted in Creskeld conifer wool, pattern from Thompson, p. 9.
This was the pattern that first really inspired me to take up knitting ganseys, and is one of the first I knitted – so it’s probably about 20 years old, now. (That’s me in the pictures again, from about 10 years ago, and already there seems to be a lot more hair involved. Oh dear…) It’s one of the early patterns in Gladys Thompson’s book, and luckily it has a very clear photograph, so I could visualise it very clearly. I still think the combination of moss stitch, cables and wide ladder makes it one of the very best. I wouldn’t knit the sleeves quite so wide nowadays, but it’s still one of my favourite ganseys. And I always think of it in conifer, which suits it very well – I can’t imagine it in navy.