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Thread #53303 Message #3904682
Posted By: GUEST
09-Feb-18 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Steve - the recognition by pattern may be mythical. According to Gansey Nation - Popular Gansey Myths, which discusses this amongst other things, the pattern used in Staithes and Whitby crops up everywhere. The author also claims (probably correctly) that the pattern would be associated with a knitter rather than a place, and that the author knows of no case where someone was identified by his gansey. One o f the comments did say a stolen one was identified by initials knitted into it.
The author did say about this claim that although he is sceptical he holds an agnostic stance as the claim is widely held and people hold vehemently to it!