British Gansey Patterns
This gansey is knitted in Guernsey or sport weight yarn at a more relaxed gauge than is traditional. First published in Piecework magazine. The garment includes horizontal patterning and simple shoulder extensions, seam stitches, bisected underarm gussets, and ribbed cuff, neckband, bottom edge. The gauge is 6 stitches and 8 rows/ inch in St st.
Featured Techniques: Multi-strand Cast-on (gansey weight only), Rig 'n' Furrow Shoulder Extensions, Kitchener Stitch.
Finished Sizes: 22.5", 24.5", 26.5", 28.5", 30.5", 32.5"
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• Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) 3.5 oz. (100-g) skeins of 5-ply Guernsey yarn (245 yd/ skein) or other sport weight yarn
• Needles: U.S. 2 and 4 (2.75 and 3.5 mm) double pointed and U.S. 1, 2, 4 16-inch (2.25, 2.75, 3.5 mm 40-cm) circular needles. You may use 24-in. circular needles in the larger
sizes. Adjust needle size to obtain gauge.
• Notions: Stitch holders, stitch markers, tapestry needle
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