In this section I want to share with you how I go about knitting a gansey, and some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned down the years. Now, many of the techniques I’m describing here are just basic knitting techniques – and I am acutely aware that many of my readers will know more about them I do, and will either be able to do them better, or will know better, easier ways of doing them.
But I’ve tried to write this for the very beginner – someone like the me I was 20 years ago, but hopefully better looking. Anyway, I hope you find it useful – please feel free to use the comment boxes to share your experiences, whether you use these techniques or different ones, and if you have any suggestions as to how I could do it better I’d be delighted to hear from you.
- Stitch gauges and sizing
- Choosing a pattern and adjusting it to fit
- Worked example: calculating a gansey
Techniques for knitting