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Dawson Denim Gansy Hand Knitted British Worsted Wool

The Dawson Denim Gansy Hand Knitted British Worsted Wool is made by hand in Suffolk, Great Britain. The Gansy is a classic knitwear shape made for sailors to keep warm and dry. Back in the days every village had their own sweater with their own pattern. The women of the sailors made these while their men were on sea. You could recognize the home village of every fisherman or sailor by his sweater.

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Details Of The Gansy

To make an authentic knitted gansy takes a lot of time. Each Dawson Denim Gansy takes around six weeks to produce. It produced by a company that has 60 years of experience.

The Gansy is made from 100% British Worsted 5-ply Guernsey Wool. This wool is spun and died in Yorkshire, UK. 5-ply wool is spun tightly so as to expel water and the design of the Gansy is usually with a pattern on the top section which provides extra dimensions for waterproofing. They’ve added gussets at the neck and the underarm which should allow more movement. The pattern is the same both front and back making the garment reversible an authentic design.

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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.