Record number GP27
        Simple name gansey pattern
        Full name diamonds & diagonal bars & crab pots & Betty Martin & vertical & indigenous
        Other name Buster Long's Betty Martin and meshes gansey
        Classified name 4.151.721
            System SHIC
        Brief description Gansey pattern, Betty Martin and crabpots (meshes with diagonal bars), worn by Buster Long, Sheringham fisherman; very fine knitting
        Note Meshes have an unconventional bar added to the meshes which I interpret as representing the rope or tow that attached the pot to a buoy at the surface (for a single pot, also know as a 'swummer', used before pots were tied together in shanks on the seabed)
        Nature wearer
        Person fisherman : Long, Buster
        Place & Sheringham & Norfolk
        Activity fishing
        Date 1900 = 1910 (?)
        Method hand knitted
        Person knitter :
        Place & &
        Technical data 12 spi, 17 rpi
            Note3 tension (estimated)
            Note3 By comparison with the eyes (iris diameter, pupillary distance):12 stitches per inch. The yoke is quite tall:16 pattern repeats up the yoke = 16 x 14 = 224 rounds = 13 inches @ 17 rows per inch.
        Simple name photograph
        Full name glass plate negative
        Reference number CRRMU : 2008.14.108
            Institution3 Norfolk Museums Service (Cromer Museum)
        Note by Olive Edis
        Simple name photograph
        Full name warm-toned platinotype
        Reference number CRRMU : 2008.14.1661
        Note by Olive Edis
        Type digitised image
            Institution3 Norfolk Museums Service (Cromer Museum)
            Institution3 Norfolk Museums Service (Cromer Museum)
        Result pattern chart
        Person charted by : Warren, Martin
        Person swatch knitted by : Smith, Val
        Date 17.2.2018
        Reference number GP27_chart.pdf
        Type sampler
        Corporate body for : Sheringham Museum
        Person knitter : Smith, Val
        Dimensions 34 cm x 34 cm
    Documentation group  
        Link shering.html
    Recorder Warren, Martin : 19.11.2017
    Notes This is an unconventional design and at first I overlooked the extra bar leading off the top of the meshes. It was Val Smith who pointed it out and verified it in her second swatch. I find it It attractive exactly because it is unconventional. It is quite flat, as several Sheringham ganseys in Teapot West's collection are and finely knitted but the extra bar just changes the meshes sufficiently to give it a more tesselated feel. I feel it is worthy of being knitted into a whole gansey.