Thursday, August 13, 2009


All done!
13th June to 13th August,
410g, 4 ply Quality yarns 4 ply (Sportweight), 2x250g cones.
Colour Marine,
2.5mm needles, with 2mm and 2.25mm used for cuffs and neckline garter bands.

Knit in the round with some flat bits, but seamless.
Pattern of my own devising, with guidance from Beth Brown-Reinsel's book Knitting Ganseys book, and experience from Lorna's gansey workshop as part of the local Knitters Study Group Program.
Body - hem up
Sleeves - top down to allow additions as he grows :-)

Its not perfect, there are some little things that I wish I'd noticed in time to fix ... but this was a learning curve .. and I love the shoulder fit, the way the garter welts pull the armscye into shape around the shoulder and chest. Very very clever.
take care ... I'm off to work, it is Friday I'll read research updates, and spend the afternoon in a formal checkpoint crit of the students projects, and then end with a meeting. Then home to knit on the next outstanding WIP.

Take care


Vintage Purls said...

The neck fits - yay! It's lovely, I adore the colour and all the little details.

Sharon said...

It looks fantastic! Great colour and design.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, fabulous! Congratulations on completing a beautiful sweater (love the pose, too, btw) :)

Hilary said...

Lovely! He looks beautiful in it.

CraftyGryphon said...

Wow, that came out great, and he looks quite dapper!