This is a great gansey. I have been searching high and low for a Humber keel knitting pattern so I can recreate one of these myself. So far all I can find is a full fit that included the pattern but for me that is unecessary. How did you get hold of the pattern?
Hi Lindsey – oops, you’ve just reminded me that I haven’t credited my source on this one!
It’s from Michael Pearson’s Traditional Knitting book (details in the Gansey Books section), page 102 – he’s got a small chapter snappily titled “The Patterns of the keel and sloop men of the Humber Estuary and the waterways of Yorkshire, Lincoln and Nottingham”. The pattern in question is Mrs Jackson’s.