Robin Hood’s Bay gansey scarf


A designer hand knitted scarf based upon the gansey designs from Robin Hood’s Bay.

A gansey is a hand knitted, woollen jumper traditionally worn by fishermen. By the 19th century fishing communities had developed their own favoured gansey designs according to the region they lived in. The patterns created were inspired by everyday objects used by the fishermen, such as ropes, chains, ladders, sand prints, herringbones, anchors and netting.

Two panels of basket knit run the length of the scarf. With a rope running through the middle. A traditional jumper rib borders the design.

Knitted in 100% pure new British wool raised to British farming standards and practices. Woven from fleece to yarn in Yorkshire and knitted by a Yorkshire lass. It is undyed in a beautiful natural creamy white shade, reducing environmental impact. A sustainably sourced chunky wool which comes from Blue faced Leicester sheep which produce a lustrous fleece akin to mohair.

A designer scarf with a story behind it. Soft and cosy to wear. In a good length and width enabling it to be worn in a variety of ways.

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Bottom corner of scarf, ribbed edging

Super cosy and warm to wear

Rope running through the middle with basket weave panels

showing front and reverse of the scarf

The distinctive Robin Hood’s Bay gansey pattern


Additional information

Weight 400 g
Dimensions 190 × 20 cm