Ganseys have a classic style and look that draw a knitter in, but the fitting on a traditional gansey leaves something to be desired. My Grand View gansey adds modern shaping to the classic appeal of this sweater! You can find more details, favorite, and queue it on Ravelry.
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This pullover is worked from the bottom up starting with a cast on traditional for ganseys. The hem and body are worked in the round. After the divide the front and back are worked flat and joined at the shoulders. The sleeves are can be worked flat or in the round from the cuff up with a flat, set-in sleeve cap. The sleeves are the only seams in the garment.
The gauge is 22 sts and 40 rows per 4″/10 cm square in seed stitch, and 25 sts and 40 rows per 4″/10 cm square in the diamond pattern. You’ll need between 943 and 2243 yards of a DK weight yarn. I’ve used Grand View Farm’s natural gray Romney yarn!
The pattern a complete package for gansey knitting. It is written for nine sizes from 28.75 to 60.75″/73-154 cm bust circumference, and includes notes on ease and picking the right size for you. I also include step-by-step instruction for the traditional Channel Island cast-on technique. The diamond pattern and cables are both charted and written out line-by-line. And while the sleeves are designed to be worked flat, there’s a note on how to work them in the round with the knit side out for ease, and directions for working the cables from the wrong side.
Once again I’ve partnered with Grand View Farm to provide this pattern designed for their farm yarn. The yarn called for in this pullover is their Romney wool yarn which is the staple of their yarn CSA program! You can sometimes find this yarn in their Etsy store at Woolhandcrafts. You can also learn more about their Yarn CSA shares in the farm store! They also offer farmstays at their farm Bed and Breakfast as well as fiber classes. To learn more visit GrandViewFarmVT.