Length: 6 hours
Ganseys are the traditional British fisherman’s sweater from the 1800s. Students will learn traditional Gansey techniques by knitting one of a pair of fingerless mitts. The mitts themselves have a gauntlet, a thumb gusset surrounded by baby cables, a traditional pattern in the hand, and they are finished off with a picot hem. Techniques learned include the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, traditional knit/purl patterns, a gusset for the thumb, baby cables, raised increases, and a picot hem.
Class Supply List:
- One set of four 7″ long (shorter is OK) dp needles, US size 1 (2.25mm).
- 3.5 oz. (100 g/245 yards/skein) plain-textured, solid, light-colored sport weight (or Gansey) yarn,
- Optional: stitch markers, waste yarn, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the chart. (If you like using the magic loop or 2 circulars, bring the appropriate needle.)