Record number GP96
    Related record GP71
        Simple name gansey pattern
        Full name cables & seeds and bars & garter stitch & commercial
        Other name Wherryman's cables, seeds and bars gansey
        Named collection  
        Classified name 4.151.721
            System SHIC
        Brief description Gansey pattern, Wherryman's cables and seeds and bars gansey, photographed about 1900 to the 1920s; very worn; a commercially hand-knitted garment almost identical to 'Duggie' Carter's in Kings Lynn, photographed 1905
        Nature wearer
        Person wherryman :
            Note3 Caption of photograph mount, "A Wherryman"
        Place & &
        Activity inland waterways
        Date 1900 = 1925 (c)
        Note The heavy block and tackle behind the man does look like the gear employed on the loosed sail of a traditional Norfolk trading wherry, with three turns of the sheaves the same as the Wherry Albion. Wherries were employed in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and waterways
        Method hand knitted
        Person knitter :
        Date 1900 (c)
        Technical data 7.2 spi (estimated)
            Note3 tension
        Note An almost identical pattern to the one worn by James 'Duggie' Carter in 1905, at King's Lynn; see GP71. See notes for details
        Simple name digital photograph
        Full name  
        Reference number  
        Note Provided by Mr John Stephen Underwood, John Underwood Antiquarian Books (Plumtree Farm, Carleton Rode, Norfolk) via email (, 16.5.2021, with permission to store and use the images.
            Institution3 Underwood Books
        Type digitised image
            Institution3 Underwood Books
        Type digitised image
        Result pattern chart
        Person charted by : Warren, Martin
        Person swatch knitted by :
        Reference number GP96_chart.pdf
        Type sampler
        Corporate body for :
        Person knitted by :
        Date requested  
    Documentation group  
    Recorder Warren, Martin : 14.11.2022
    Documentation group  
        Link other_ganseys.html
    Notes This gansey is very moth eaten and heavily worn. There is a gaping hole on the left breast and several more. The pattern is almost identical to GP71 but differs in the following respects: the rigs between the seed panels are single rigs while Duggie Carter's are double rigs; the wherryman has four cables while Carter has only three. Carter's gansey has two rigs just below the neckline while the wherryman's has three. This looks like adjustment to achieve the correct size of gansey, as all other details are the same.