My first gansey is finished and has made its society début. Knitted with Frangipani “Bottle” green, it has some decidedly non-traditional features and they please me.
It is a zipped cardigan. I knit it in the round on size 2.75 needles with a steek at the centre front. The tight cables (cable every 5th row) are mirrored, in that they twist away from the zipper and centre back. I made hems for the neckline, sleeves, and lower edge and whip-stitched them down. For the gusset, I purled on the public side, which tucks close to the body rather than poking outwards.
Despite the variations, I will call it a gansey and hope you will, too 🙂
Thank you, Gordon, for your weekly entries. Without them, and without my friend Maria, http://knackfulknitter.blogspot.ca, I wouldn’t be wearing my new gansey today.
“Pewter” is on order for #2 and “Denim” for #3.
Wishing you, your family, and your loyal readers a Merry, Happy Christmas and may 2016 be good to you.