Gansey Pullover & Watch Cap Booklet Pattern

Type: Pattern

We have been guided in designing this traditional sweater and cap by the Cordova Gansey Project, a group of knitters who are keeping this heritage fishing sweater design culturally relevant. The pullover and watch cap was made using our Indigo U.S. Organic Cotton or our Shaniko Washable Wool


The cotton version uses approximately four balls of Indigo sport weight U.S. Organic Cotton, 3 oz: 194 yd/177 m.

The wool version uses approximately four balls of Shaniko Washable Wool; 4 oz., 263 yd/240m.

Pattern Specifications

Moderately Easy to Intermediate.

Needles and Notions:

  • US Size 5 (3.75mm) 24" (80cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US Size 5 (3.75mm) dpns (or a second circular needle)
  • 3 1/2" (12mm) buttons
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows=4" (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked/unwashed