This is a gansey I knit for Margaret a few years ago. We’ve called it “Howey” (the name of the village we were living in at the time) for the purpose of this gallery, but Margaret chose the pattern by browsing all the books and taking elements she liked from a variety of charts and photos, creating a unique combination. I’ve lost the piece of paper with all the patterns on, so I can’t list all the sources here. Over time I’ll try to recreate them.
The welt is different to my usual welts, in that it’s not a standard knit 2/purl 2 ribbing. Instead Margaret opted for a “plain border” – but highly decorated! This hangs down in two flaps, front and back, and has the advantage that it doesn’t pull in tightly around the waist.
The only regret I have concerns the sleeves – the armholes are too long, so the sleeves are a bit too baggy, especially at the top. It makes for a comfortable wear, but aesthetically it’s not quite right.