Record number GP86
        Simple name gansey pattern
        Full name diamonds & arrows & chevrons & vertical
        Other name Sheringham meshes, arrows and chevrons gansey
        Named collection  
        Classified name 4.151.721
            System SHIC
        Brief description Gansey pattern, fine Sheringham meshes, arrows and chevrons gansey, 1960s or 1970s
        Nature wearer
        Person fisherman :
        Place & Sheringham & Norfolk
        Activity fishing
        Date 1960 = 1979
        Method hand knitted
        Person knitter :
            Note3 Mother of Mrs Jane Rayner
        Date 1960 = 1979
        Place & Sheringham & Norfolk
        Technical data 12 spi
            Note3 tension
        Simple name gansey
        Full name  
        Reference number  
        Note Loaned to Propagansey exhibition 2022, per Deb Gillanders.
        Person photographer : Gillanders, Deb
        Type digitised image
        Result pattern chart
        Person charted by : Warren, Martin
        Person swatch knitted by :
        Reference number GP86_chart.pdf
        Type sampler
        Corporate body for :
        Person knitted by :
        Date requested  
    Documentation group  
        Link shering.html
    Recorder Warren, Martin : 29.11.2022
    Documentation group  
    Notes Who was the fisherman who owned this gansey and who might the knitter have been? We do not know the name of the first owner at the present time but I might speculate as to the knitter. By 1970, around the time this gansey was knitted, the craft was dying out. There were fewer ganseys being knitted and few active knitters. Ann West was one, knitting for her husband Lennie ~Teapot~ West. Edie Middleton might still have been knitting. Another I have heard of was Lizzie Mason, a jolly lady who appeared in a local newspaper article but which I don~t have a copy of (can anybody help me here?). If my memory serves me correctly, the late Roger Chamberlain, A dry, witty Shannock, bank worker and writer, once told me that while Lizzie made good ganseys, she didn~t knit in the conventional way, that is, in the round but sewed up the seams afterwards. I believe she knitted Roger a gansey, which he wore when we sailed together around the Hebrides with Jim and Brenda Hare from Cromer. I should have paid more attention. A few hints in the photographs above from Deb Gillanders suggest that there aren~t any false seams up the sides but sewn seams that draw the knitted fabric into a downfold. The sleeves too appear to be attached to the body by sewing rather than being picked up and knitted down. Likewise, the join at the centre of the shoulder strap doesn~t produce a ridge on the outside with the usual three-needle bind off but is perhaps joined with a seam hidden on the inside. This is thin evidence to be sure but the number of knitters was becoming quite limited by the 1960s and 70s. Maybe this, and GP87, are examples of Lizzie Mason~s work.