Photograph of Margaret Hastie

Margaret Hastie

Margaret belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Margaret is involved with the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and the North Shields Fishermen's Mission. She researched and knitted a traditional gansey for her husband Alex Hastie.

Margaret was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 17 January 2006. The interview took place at the Interviewee's living room and lasted 10 minutes and 2 seconds.

Photograph of Margaret Hastie
Photograph of Margaret Hastie

Knitting the gansey

memorynet uses Javascript and Macromedia Flash to play audio clips and BSL translations. If possible please enable Javascript and Flash now. Please visit the about page for more information.
"Well, they knit in the round on very fine needles with very fine wool"

Well, they knit in the round on very fine needles with very fine wool, and then you knit the, up to the arm holes and then you divide it and leave a gap for the arm holes and then get to the shoulders, graft the shoulders together, so there’s no sewing in them whatsoever. And then you pick the stitches up around the arm holes and knit down towards the cuff and when the cuff wears, if you want to, you can pull it out and renew it again.

Margaret has 10 memories in the memorynet:

This memory has these themes:
Clothing | Equipment | Skills | Traditions

Use this form to add your comment to the memorynet: