Gansey Fingerless Mitts

Class Description: Ganseys are the traditional British fisherman’s sweater from the 19th century. Students will learn traditional Gansey techniques by knitting one of a pair of fingerless mitts.  The instructions include two sizes: Womens’ medium and women’s large. Begin with the classic Channel Island Cast-on and a garter stitch welt that overlaps under the wrist. […]

Designing Ganseys: A Three to Five Day Intensive Workshop

Time: 3-5 days Level:  Intermediate, must be experienced and comfortable working with double pointed 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 […]

Traditional Gansey Construction Techniques

Time: 12 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 […]

Traditional 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 […]