Traditional, seamless, Staithes Fisherman’s Gansey jumper, knitted in 100% British oiled wool.
Derived from the traditional Staithes knitting pattern, sailors and fishermen wore Ganseys to keep them warm. The pattern was unique to the village that they came from, so when lost at sea or after drinking too many shandies, they could be identified and returned home to their loved ones.
• British made using 100% British oiled wool
• Machine-knitted using traditional seamless construction
• Hard wearing - bloody warm
• Unisex fit - perfect for both lads and lasses
Please note:- this Gansey pattern is knitted with a plain bottom half with no movement, however the top half consists of horizontal motifs, allowing lots of stretch across the chest area. The sleeves are knitted slightly shorter than a regular jumper as fishermen didn’t want hooks getting snagged in the cuffs, hauling them overboard. Underneath the armpits are gussets, which allow free movement when working. This Gansey provides a boxier fit and perfect for people who prefer that little bit of extra room in the width, rather than in the height.
XS = UK 32-34” | UK 6-8
S = UK 34-36” | UK 8-10
M = UK 38-40” | UK 10-12
L = UK 42-44” | UK 12-14
XL = UK 46-48” | UK 14-16
XXL = UK 48-50” | UK 16-18
This garment is designed not to be washed due to the oiled content in the wool, which helps repel rainwater in light showers. If an emergency occurs spot clean the affected area by hand, then lay on flat surface to dry.