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Di Gilpin

The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook | 150 Stitch Patterns and 10 Projects for Gansey

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By: Di Gilpin & Sheila Greenwell

It contains pictures and charts for 150 different Gansey Stitch patterns, as well as 10 Projects designed by Di and Sheila for Contemporary Gansey Knitting. Accessories and Garments with a modern twist! A history section with case studies and the latest findings from the Moray Firth Gansey Project and the Knitting the Herring Project with the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Stories of the Herring Quines or Girls, the origins of some Gansey words and the complex differences in pattern and style traced around the coast line of Britain.

"In this book we hope to explore some of the latest findings in our search for the Source of the Gansey, including a study of one family’s collection from the North East of Scotland with previously unpublished notes from the knitters going back through the generations. We have also created an incredible archive of the motifs, seeding patterns and fabric designs as a Source for knitters to develop their own patterns and to understand the complexity and beauty of these incredible garments which represent the harmony between the Utilitarian and Art."  (Introduction to the Gansey Knitting Source book).