Newhaven

$8.00

This gansey is reminiscent of many of the old ganseys that featured horizontal panels of simple knit/purl motifs, like those from Newhaven near the English Channel.

Description

This gansey is reminiscent of many of the old ganseys that featured horizontal panels of simple knit/purl motifs, like those from Newhaven near the English Channel. This type of layout is easy to knit because only one motif is worked at a time, across the front and back, rather than many different motifs worked vertically next to each other. The underarm gusset is unusual in that it is worked in reverse stockinette stitch and has a six-stitch knitted seam that surrounds and bisects the gusset. Although it is knitted in the traditional yarn, this garment has a softer hand, knitted at six stitches/inch rather than seven.

 

FEATURED TECHNIQUES

Channel Island Cast-on, Garter Stitch Welt, Bisected Reverse St st Underarm Gussets, Three-Needle Bind-off for shoulders, Inverted Triangular Neck Gussets, SSK Bind-off

 

 

Finished Sizes

Chest Circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm

Length: 223/4 (25, 251/4, 251/4, 261/4, 263/4)”/ 52 (58, 59.5, 60.5, 63, 65.5)cm

 

 

MATERIALS

Yarn:

• #2 sportweight 1209 (1500, 1718, 1896, 2145, 2409) yds/ 1106 (1372, 1571, 1734, 1961, 2203) m

• Shown here: Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey yarn (100% wool; 240 yds and 31/2 oz/ 220m and 100 g: 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 11) balls

 

Needles:

• US 2 (2.75mm): 16″ (40 cm) circular ndl and set of double-pointed needles

• US 3 (3.25mm): 16″ and 32″ (40 and 80 cm) circular and set of double-pointed needles

 

Notions:

Stitch holders; stitch markers (m); tapestry needle; scraps of contrast-color yarn

 

GAUGE

24 sts and 36 rows/rnds = 4″ (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch using larger needles.