Flamborough Marine : The Manor House : Flamborough : Bridlington : East Riding of Yorkshire Telephone 01262 850943
For authentic hand-knitted Ganseys, Gansey Knitting Kits, Armor Luxstriped cotton Breton shirts and a range of traditional wool knitwear from Le Tricoteur (the original Guernseys) and Armor Lux of France
Flamborough Marine Limited : Traditional Knitwear & Hand-Knitted GanseysThe Manor House, Flamborough, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire. YO15 1PDTelephone: 01262 850943 [International: +44 1262 850943]E-mail: email@example.com
Authentic hand-knitted Ganseys, Gansey Knitting Kits, striped cotton Breton shirts, traditional wool knitwear from Le Tricoteur (Guernseys) and Armor Lux of France
Photographic Gallery of different patterns and colours
Flamborough Gansey in Ocean Deep colour 5-ply wool
Flamborough pattern in Bottle Green
Filey pattern in Olive Green
A Scottish Fleet pattern
Robin Hood's Bay pattern in Dark Navy
Flamborough pattern in Crushed Raspberry
Filey pattern in Damson
A Staithes variant pattern, with a roll-neck
Humber Keel pattern in Navy
Flamborough Gansey in Denim colour 5-ply wool
Shown above are two views of a Scarborough pattern with straight (split) welt instead of the usual ribbed welt. Note also the “false seam” which runs up the side of the Gansey (actually just a purl stitch), which gives an indication of back and front. But rest assured that the Ganseys are all knitted entirely in one piece.
Sheringham pattern in Denim colour wool
A famous Gansey-wearer in his Flamborough Marine Gansey
Below are some of the Ganseys, including vintage Flamborough Marine garments, from a recent exhibition at Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire.
Henry Freeman (29 April 1835 – 13 December 1904) was a Whitby fisherman and lifeboatman. Born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, Henry worked in his youth as a brickmaker, but with the decline of the brick trade Henry turned to the sea and fishing. He moved to Whitby and became a fisherman and a lifeboatman. He was the sole survivor of the 1861 Whitby lifeboat disaster when a freak wave drowned all his companions. It was his first mission and he was the only member of the crew wearing the newly developed cork flotation jacket. Henry was a lifeboatman for more than 40 years, 22 years as coxswain. He participated in many rescues and saved many lives and became a respected ambassador for the lifeboat cause and a prominent spokesman for his fellow fishermen.
A satisfied customer, descended from Henry Freeman (opposite), tries on his Whitby Gansey, knitted in denim colour 5-ply wool, in our shop at Flamborough.
Supremely comfortable due to the seamless construction
Another satisfied customer, trying on his Filey Gansey (in “Moonlight” 5-ply wool), outside our shop in Flamborough.