The Humber Star pattern is taken from the gansies of the keel-boat men who sailed their flat-bottomed cargo boats along the River Humber and up and down the coast to Filey, Scarborough, Whitby and Lowestoft. The distinctive star shape is only ever found in gansies from this area and is believed to represent the centre of wheel which opened the lock gates. The ropes cables separate the other main pattern of fish, swimming into an empty net. The side panels are lines of “v”s which represent herringbones. A line of triangles is added at the top and bottom of this main pattern and above the welt, which are the tops of the star.
Please note that this is a kit to knit the gansey and not the finished product. Image for demonstration purposes only.