Thank you, Judit. I enjoyed making a wee gansey not only because it takes less time but it incorporates all the elements in miniature scale.
Beautiful work. Congratulation!
Beautiful job, Jenny – and great photos to show off the stitches. Was that a picot cast on you used on the welt? Lovely!
Not a picot cast on, but a long tail cast on, then the same stitches used on the yoke for the welt. Thank you.
What a beauty, absolutely a work of art.
Thank you all and thanks to Julie of Victoria, BC for her encouragement on what to do with the sleeves. Julie, I am very pleased with the outcome. Lynne, the cast on I used on the welt is the channel island cast on which is described in Mary Wright’s book, Cornish Guernseys and Knit Frocks. I followed that with a garter border and a short rib. I then knitted two welts one for front and back and then joined them before starting the body. Gordon, thank you for showing off my gansey on your website. Your website has been invaluable in finishing this gansey. I will be going through your library of ganseys to inspire me for my next one.
Thanks, Jenny, I have that book so I’ll certainly keep that in mind for the future.
A work of wonder
A work of art! Lovely pattern and the colour shows the stitches to perfection.
Thank you Nigel and Lois. While I wasn’t knitting this gansey daily, it was very satisfying to complete one. Now I don’t know what to do next for an encore.
Well, that is a great encore! I particularly love the way you repeated the yoke pattern on the welt. That’s a very nice touch indeed.
Lovely, lovely work, many congratulations!
Thank you, Lois and Jane. I particularly enjoyed creating the little gussets which I thought wouldn’t be necessary for a wee one. I used the instructions for this ganseyette (as Gordon calls it)from an Alice Starmore book on Arans.