A design favoured by 'Fisher of Men' Rev Robert Stephen Hawker
Morwenstow Slate Classic Cornish Gansey Company Kit
Skill Rating: entry level
This design was inspired by the infamous and eccentric Reverend Robert Stephen Hawker, Vicar of Morwenstow 1834-75 who took to wearing his Gansey underneath a long velvet frock coat and long seaman's boots. The blue sweater was to indicate his status as a 'Fisher of Men' and he had a red cross woven into the chest just below the rib to show the place where the centurion pierced our Lord when he was on the cross. He is pictured wearing two styles; one a plain ribbed one and this one- a variation of basket weave.
Kit contains: relevant amount of 100% British Worsted 5ply Guernsey Wool for size selected and in the shade of your choice, 5x 40cm long steel 2.25mm knitting needles plus full pattern, charts for lower front/back, upper front/back and sleeve straps. Comprehensive pattern instructions walk you through each stage and covers how to read charts, tips on completing the arm gussets, the three needle cast off plus how to care for your finished Gansey. For a closer look at the yarn colours, click here
Before choosing the size you want to knit, please read the guidelines first by clicking here.
The Morwenstow Slate pattern is a great choice for those who have knitting experience but are new to Gansey knitting.