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Gansey Doube-pointed Steel Knitting Needles

Six steel double-pointed needles, of size 16 and 17 gauge, the type used for knitting ganseys.

Ganseys werre knitted using at least six steel double-pointed needles of size 16 and 17 gauge or more.

These needles belonged to William George Larner 'Cazey' Goffin of Tiree House, Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk.

Additional Notes

His neice, who currently lives in Tiree House, says that Larner was George Goffin's mother's maiden name.

Comments

Posted:2011 7 18 23:58:24 GMT
A find
I found a similar case and set of steel needles at an antique shop in Bismarck, North Dakota. The set of 5 needles are US size 1, and are 9 inches long.
Sue Bismarck, North Dakota
Posted:2013 9 9 23:34:10 GMT
neeldes
I found long needles. I loved these for the gasney knitting. http://www.ebay.com/itm/290690758287?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_4408wt_865
Tom Neck Nunapitchuk, Alaska

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