Knitting Ganseys (DVD) with Beth Brown-Reinsel

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Preparation takes 1-2 weeks
Arrives from the United States

Made in Brattleboro, Vermont

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This DVD covers the history, construction, and designing process of these wonderful 19th century seamless fishermen's sweaters from the British Isles. Follow along with Beth as you knit a small sampler sweater to learn all the construction techniques: the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split overlapped welts, seam stitches, initials, traditional motifs, underarm gussets, the perpendicular shoulder join, neck gussets and more!

Learn the principles of designing a gansey. There is also a beautiful gansey pattern included to download, exclusive to this DVD (See above)! There are also other documents to download: an alphabet for knitting your initials into your gansey, instructions for making the sampler, and for designing.

This DVD is formatted for American DVD players, but will play on computers overseas. If you would prefer to buy or rent a digital copy of this DVD, or stream it, you can do so at:

The run time is 97 minutes.

You can view an introduction to the DVD on You

Average review
Oh my this video was so helpful! I was able to make the mini sweater which gave me confidence to begin an adult size gansey. Fear not! The printed materials are excellent, especially for planning your own personal custom gansey. Excellent views of techniques in the videos and perfect music to knit by make this a very satisfying and rewarding Knitting adventure. Thanks Beth,
May 10, 2018 by schultzinmn
Beth, Love the DVD. I bought the book several years ago and completed a small Gansey up to the shoulder piece and stopped when it said start with a provisional cast-on. Your DVD solved the problem. Very well explained and presented. The book and DVD are great! Colleen
Aug 7, 2017 by Colleen Weiss
Lots of interesting and useful information in the construction of a gansey garment.
Feb 24, 2017 by Natalie Smart
Really easy to follow. Half way through my mini Gansey and confident that I understand the techniques to make a man size one. A privilege to have someone this knowledgeable guide you through. I find it so much easier than trying to work out from books.
Feb 16, 2016 by rcsinclair
Jan 27, 2016 by npmiskin1

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