Runswick Bay is a beautiful village consisting of lots of tiny cottages with red roofs and pretty gardens. The dwellings appear to tumble down the cliff sides to the harbour wall. There are still fishermen here and their cobbles can be seen pulled safely onto the boat park at high tide. The most popular pattern here has always been very plain with ribbed shoulder straps and more ribbing each side of the armholes. This is referred to as “rig and fur “ meaning ridge and furrow from the ploughed fields in March for potato setting. For a better fit it has gussets at each side of the neck where the shoulder strap finishes.
Please note that this is a kit to knit the gansey and not the finished product. Image for demonstration purposes only.