Gansey sweaters were standard wear for nineteenth-century British fishermen. With their intricate knit-purl patterns, dropped shoulders, and easy fit, these handsome, comfortable garments are still a pleasure to wear -- and knit -- today.
In Knitting Ganseys, Beth Brow-Reinsel teaches you how to design and construct these durable favourites. You'll master special cast-ons, cables and increases, shoulder straps and gussets, and more. In just a few hours, you'll complete a miniature sample gansey, learning all about gansey construction as you go.
Then you're ready to knit one of the author's six full-size garments -- or to create your own original design. There's plenty of information on sizing, graphing, and technique -- as well as blank cartoons and worksheets -- to guide you through the process.
Knitting Ganseys, designed for knitters of every skill level, provides all you need to know to create modern versions of these old-world classics.