Gansey Techniques, 6 hours
Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)
Students will learn how to construct a Gansey, a sweater form prevalent in the last century and early part of this century among the fishermen of the British Isles. A small scale sweater will be knitted using traditional construction techniques including the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, seam stitches, traditional knit/purl patterns, the underarm gusset, shoulder straps with perpendicular joining, and picked-up sleeves. Alternative methods to these techniques will also be explored.
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• One set of four 7" long (shorter is OK) dp needles, size 5 (3.75mm).
• One set of four or five 7" long (shorter is OK) dp needles, size 7 (4.5mm)
• 3 oz. plain-textured, solid, light-colored worsted weight yarn.
• Optional: 11 1/2" or 12" circular needle size 4.5 mm, st markers, waste yarn, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the chart. (If you like using the magic loop or 2 circulars, bring the appropriate needle.)
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