© Moray Firth Gansey Project June 2018

This project was part-financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and by the Scottish Government and The European Community Rural Aberdeenshire, Highland and Moray LEADER 2007 – 2013 Programmes.


Design a new Moray Firth Gansey Pattern

The competition closed on 4th April 2011.  We had some wonderful entries.  We would like to thank everyone who took part -they all put such a lot of work into their designs and presentation.

The judges who have had the difficult task of choosing the winners are:

Juliet Bernard, editor of The Knitter

Beth Brown-Reinsel, author of Knitting Ganseys

Di Gilpin, knitwear designer

The Winners

Category [a] Design a gansey-patterned bag

Winner - Bitte Karlsson, Inverness

Pattern Name: Anchored in Moray:

Runner Up - Judit Makinen, Finland

Pattern Name: 4 U Betty:

Category [b] Design a new adult gansey pattern

Winner:  Colin & Anne Briggs, Lincolnshire

Pattern Name: Moray Firth

Runner up: Victoria Graham, Perthshire

Pattern Name: Beatrice Gansey (click for pattern)

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