Mens Breakwater Shetland Gansey Jumper - Putty
A Men’s Gansey jumper knitted in Scottish Supersoft Shetland pure new wool. Featuring our "Breakwater" pattern across the chest and back. The crew neck and cuffs are finished with a small rib knit with rolled edge which is echoed at the welt. Knitted in a medium weight, this is suitable for any time of year.
Putty is a light beige, a classic colour for a Gansey jumper which shows the pattern well.
Follows our "Other styles" Mens sizing chart
100% Pure New Wool (Supersoft Shetland)
Made in Scotland
Dry Clean or Handwash only
Gansey jumpers were traditionally worn in the fishing communities around the North Sea coastline of the UK. Each port was said to have had it's own distinctive pattern which macabrely was thought to help identify the victims of ship wrecks. I wanted to produce a modern gansey yet still keep the classic features associated with gansey knitting. I was inspired by the breakwater at Peterhead harbour which was constructed by convicts between the 1880s and 1950s using granite from the local quarry. You can see the block construction in the pattern.