How To


…knit a range of projects for knitters of all abilities:



Knit a Fish:

Created by Uist Yarn Studio

This fish is knitted in the round, starting with a provisional cast on just above the tail, and finishing at the head. The tail is knitted flat afterwards. If you want to put a little stuffing in your fish, this should be done before you knit the tail.

Press the Download buttons below to find out more about how to create your own fish. Watch the video to learn how to attach the tail to the body!



The photographs above illustrate the first stages of our Shoal, very kindly test-knitted by Di Gilpin’s Knit Club. You can knit your own herring or bunting at home and contribute to a collaborative exhibition. Shoal will be exhibited online to showcase the shared passion for Scotland’s National Gansey network.

Press the button below to find out how to take part!



Knit a Square:

For those of you who would like to learn how to knit a square (and then make it into a fish), please watch the video tutorial below (suitable for beginners) and join Stephanie Hoyle as she walks you through the steps.

To learn how to purl stitch, please watch Stephanie Hoyle‘s tutorial below (suitable for beginners).


Knit a Gansey-patterned Pennant and Teddy Bear:

For knitters who would like to try a gansey pattern within an easier template, find a bunting pattern created by the Moray Firth Gansey Project below:


Created by the Moray Firth Gansey Project

This pattern is brought to you by the Moray Firth Gansey Project (2009-2012). It is ideal to be knitted by children to introduce them to gansey patterns. Six charts are included, each with a different gansey pattern on the chest.  

Press the Download button below to find out more about how to knit your own Gansey Teddy!

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