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Yorkshire Dales Gloves

Based on some of the gloves in the Dales Countryside Museum, at Hawes. They are knit in Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop’s DK – any two colours with strong contrast would do the trick.  Will upload the pattern and charts here after it’s published. Gansey research is coming on well – lots of museums and archives now […]

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Sunk Island Gansey Pattern

Here’s the pattern for Sunk Island, the gansey from Yarn Forward,  Issue 18.  Enjoy! Sunk Island Gansey How To (PDFs for charts, below).  Pattern as written is for gansey on the right – only difference between v.1 and v.2 being the less cluttered sleeves on v.2. You could, of course, knit the sleeves plainer or […]

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"Look The Way He Wants You To Look"

To keep this place warm whilst I finally get round to taking some pics of the current project, I thought I’d amuse yous with this….  An ad from a 1960’s UK Vogue Knitting. Rex Harrison’s less attractive brother doing a gig turned down by Roger Moore, probably. “Look your best…for his sake.  For the sake […]