Jerod’s WW Gansey Pattern



This easy child’s gansey is knitted in worsted weight  yarn.  The garment includes horizontal patterning and simple shoulder extensions, seam stitches, bisected underarm gussets, and ribbed cuff, neckband, bottom edge.  It is knitted the round from the cast-on to the underarm, then knitted flat in the upper body to the shoulders.  Once the shoulders are joined, the sleeves are picked up and knitted down to the cuffs.  A seamless garment!   The gauge is 18 sts and 24 rows/rnds per 4″ /10 cm in St st. The gauge is 18 sts and 24 rows/rnds per 4″ /10 cm in St st.

Featured Techniques: Long Tail (double Cast-on), Rig ‘n’ Furrow Shoulder Extensions, Kitchener Stitch.

Finished garment chest measurement: 22 (24.75, 27.5, 30, 32.75)”/55.75 (62.75, 69.75, 76, 83)cm


  • Yarn: 400 (400, 550, 550, 700) yards of Aran weight or heavy worsted weight wool OR 1 (2, 2, 3, 4) 4 oz. skeins of Brown Sheep worsted weight wool (190 yds/ skein).
  • Needles: U.S. 5 and 8 (3.5 and 5-mm) double-pointed and 16-inch (40-cm) circular needles. You may use 24-inch (60-cm) circular needles in the larger sizes. Adjust needle size to obtain gauge below.
  • Notions: Stitch holders, stitch markers, tapestry needle