The book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic, in print for over twenty years! It covers the history of the original seamless fishermen's sweaters of coastal England and Scotland from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Knit a small sampler sweater as you read through the book to learn the historic techniques that made these sweaters so long-lasting, practical, and beautiful. Techniques include: the Channel Island Cast-on, underarm gussets, split overlapped welts, the perpendicular shoulder join, neck gussets, traditional motifs and seam stitches. Lots of clear black and white photographs illustrate the numerous techniques.
In addition, there is a full chapter on designing that explains every step of the way, from measurements to charting. For those knitters who don't want to try their hand at designing just yet, there are six designs included, three for adults, three for children.
Fast shipping, and thank you for the kind words, Beth. This book will be a big help for my first Gansey project.
Jan 12, 2016 by mygirlcatriona
Prompt delivery, even in snowy weather there and here. Am reading the book right now. Informative and inviting.
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