Gansey Pullover & Watch Cap Kit


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 kit is offered in our Indigo U.S. Organic Cotton or our Shaniko Washable Wool; and includes pattern booklet for pullover and watch cap, plus wooden buttons for the shoulder placket.  The kit is sized for 12m & 24m.


The cotton kit comes with four balls of Indigo sport weight U.S. Organic Cotton, 3 oz: 194 yd/177 m.

The wool kit comes with 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