A cosy gansey, with seamless construction, saddle-shoulder shaping, twisted-stitch cables, and a detachable cowl-collar, inspired by the maritime heritage of the Port o’ Leith.

The Port o Leith booklet is available for £4.50
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12-page pattern booklet includes two patterns for gansey and collar, full charts, photographic look book, detailed schematic and sizing table, and a short essay exploring Leith’s historic connections with the Scottish wool trade.


For gansey: 680 (720, 760, 820, 860, 900) yards of Jamieson and Smith Shetland Chunky (100% Shetland Wool; 100g balls; 131 yards / 120 metres).
For collar: 249 yards of J&S Shetland Chunky (Finished sample weighs 190g, with just 10g / 13 yards remaining for swatching. You may need an extra ball).
5mm needles (or size to get gauge) in following lengths:
60 (or 80) cm for working body; 80 (or 100) cm for working yoke and sleeves (you can use dpns if preferred)
4.5mm needles (or size below your gauge-size) in the following lengths:
60 (or 80) cm for working rib on body
80 (or 100) cm for working rib on sleeves (or dpns if preferred).
Stitch markers of 2 types (A and B); waste yarn for provisional cast on (collar) and holding sts (gansey) ; tapestry needle; cable needle (if required).

36 – 51 ins.
Shown in the first size, modelled with 4 ins positive ease. Garment can be worn with positive ease, as shown, or with zero / negative ease if a more fitted look is preferred. Pattern includes detailed sizing and modification instructions to allow you to achieve the fit that’s best for you. Detachable collar has a 29 in circumference, and fits all sizes.








One thought on “Port o’Leith

  1. Love your wee booties there Kate, but also simply wowed by this design! I think it a must have in the collection type pattern! Thank you very much for designing such a beauty! Bye for now and best regards – Bronwyn


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