More Traditional Dutch Ganseys

More Traditional Dutch Ganseys

By Stella Ruhe.

65 classic sweaters to knit from 55 Dutch fishing villages

Print book

Between approximately 1875 and 1950, Dutch fishermen wore sweaters with characteristic knit and purl stitch patterns, sometimes cable. These jerseys, known as ganseys, became and intrinsic part of the identity of the Dutchmen who wore them, and their daily lives as fishermen.

Each design is accompanied by knitting diagrams, sketches, photographs and guidance on sizing, and all can be knitted for adults as well as children.