Length: 6 hours
Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles, Magic Loop, or two circulars)
Ganseys are the traditional British fisherman’s sweater from the 1800s. Students will learn traditional Gansey techniques by knitting one of a pair of fingerless mitts. The mitts themselves have a gauntlet, a thumb gusset surrounded by baby cables, a traditional pattern in the hand, and they are finished off with a picot hem. Techniques learned include the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, traditional knit/purl patterns, a gusset for the thumb, baby cables, raised increases, and a picot hem.
Class Supply List:
- One set of four 7″ long (shorter is OK) dp needles, US size 1 (2.25mm).
- 3.5 oz. (100 g/245 yards/skein) plain-textured, solid, light-colored sport weight (or Gansey) yarn,
- Optional: stitch 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.)