25 Aug

Submitted for your approval: one Fairisle Gansey.

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The Vital Statistics:
Cast On:
January 12th 2010
Pattern: Adapted from Beth Brown-Reinsel’s excellent book Knitting Ganseys. Colourwork adapted from “The Helm” hat pattern by Michael Wynne.
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills Rustic 8-ply, 2 balls of colour 950 “Delta” (blue), about half-a-ball of  colour 942 “Sandstone” (cream).
Needles: 4mm & 4.5mm Knitpicks Options Nickel-plated circular.
Modifications: Many. I used Beth Brown-Reinsel’s pattern for the basic structure and shape, but obviously, I didn’t use the classic gansey cables and texture work. I adapted the colourwork from Michael Wynne’s hat pattern to the larger canvas of the jumper. This is my first colourwork project ever, and I feel so clever I can barely stand it!

I made sure that he has plenty of growing room, both upwards (a constant issue) and outwards (not so much), and when he does grow out of it, it can go on down to Sasquatch. Luckily, my boys love “Handy-downs” (though not as much as I do!).


2 Responses to “Finito!”

  1. Rose Red August 25, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    very clever! doesn’t fair isle make you feel like the cleverest knitter ever!

  2. Leonie August 25, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Oh honey, it’s gorgeous!! Well done and what a good use for the Bendy wool. He does look pretty happy with himself 🙂

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