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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Shown below is Mike Brenchley in his Scarborough Gansey,both ashore and on the Humber Lifeboat
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
Flamborough “Hearts” pattern
We were approached by Canadian film and television actor, artist and musician, Rajiv Surendra with a commission for a Gansey based on little more than an old photograph in a reference book. Using the expert knowledge of our longest-serving knitter, Marion, we were able to produce the exquisite garment shown above left, worn (and loved) by Rajiv. This stunning Gansey demonstrates what our knitters are capable of; but, as a special commission, this particular pattern cannot be repeated. So successful was this first commission, that it led to a second, and then a third.Please note that, due to their complexity, these Specially Commissioned Ganseys cannot be supplied as Knitting Kits.
Flamborough Marine : The Manor House : Flamborough : Bridlington : East Riding of Yorkshire Telephone 01262 850943
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Shown below are another two stunning special commissions