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This list started out as a knitalong using Beth Brown-Reinsel's book, "Knitting Ganseys." Her book guides knitters step by step on how to create a gansey sweater. It contains many of the traditional gansey techniques, such as the Channel Island cast-on and the neck and underarm gussets. Gansey sweaters, also known as guernseys, developed in nineteenth-century England as hard-wearing garments for hard-working fishermen. Characterized by dense yarns, rich knit/purl patterns, dropped shoulders, and the underarm gussets that allow the wearer additional freedom of movement, these simple square garments provide the modern knitter with a template for a wide variety of classic, comfortable designs.
Photo: SEA CRUISE SOCKS by Terry Morris SailingKnitter
SHOW US YOUR GANSEYS! What's on YOUR needles?
- May 31, 2004
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