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MerigoldinWA
09-27-2010, 03:06 PM
I want to make a gansey for my husband that I design myself so I made this to refresh my mind on ganseys. I used guidance from Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel (which I love), but didn't chart things out as much as she suggests. I don't plan to on DH's gansey either so I want to make sure I can do it.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/5027239379_c481553cac_z.jpg

The yarn is a fine 100% wool I got at a second hand store for 69 cents a skein. It took 3 for this.

Jan in CA
09-27-2010, 04:08 PM
That's adorable!! Great job on it! :yay:

kmaclean
09-27-2010, 04:28 PM
Great job ... beautiful design! :yay:

tilllie
09-28-2010, 06:07 AM
Very nice work! I really like how this yarn color shows all the different patterns so clearly.

aprilbetty
09-28-2010, 06:12 AM
Beautiful! Good luck on the big sweater.

Lana
09-28-2010, 11:24 AM
Well done! :thumbsup:

It looks like you even did underarm gussets. BRAVO!

What size needles did you use with that fine wool?

MerigoldinWA
09-28-2010, 12:15 PM
Yes, it has underarm gussets and shoulder straps to join fronts and backs. I used a US#3 needle. I had 75 or so stitches across each side. Used a #2 for the ribbing.

Here is picture of the gusset. DH was taking pictures for me and didn't get one of the shoulder strap because the camera gave out.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5027838848_060c50c382_z.jpg

melmac51
09-28-2010, 05:31 PM
That's so cute! good luck with the big one!

margz3
09-29-2010, 09:33 AM
Beautiful work! :thumbsup:

Lana
09-29-2010, 03:30 PM
Yes, it has underarm gussets and shoulder straps to join fronts and backs. I used a US#3 needle. I had 75 or so stitches across each side. Used a #2 for the ribbing.

Here is picture of the gusset. DH was taking pictures for me and didn't get one of the shoulder strap because the camera gave out.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/5027838848_060c50c382_z.jpg
Beautifully done!
Depending on size, with worsted yarn and size 8 needles you might have the same number of stitches for your hubby. :mrgreen:

MerigoldinWA
09-29-2010, 09:01 PM
Depending on size, with worsted yarn and size 8 needles you might have the same number of stitches for your hubby.

This occurred to me too. But they usually made ganseys with a pretty tight gauge and I'm using some yarn that is going to need a #4 needle and just over 200 stitches.

Lana
09-29-2010, 10:26 PM
This occurred to me too. But they usually made ganseys with a pretty tight gauge and I'm using some yarn that is going to need a #4 needle and just over 200 stitches.

That's 200 sts for the front, and 200 sts for the back.

:noway: Oh good grief!
It took me three months to do the castle sweater on size 4 needles.:passedout:

MerigoldinWA
09-29-2010, 11:34 PM
That's 200 sts for the front, and 200 sts for the back.

No, thank goodness. 200 altogether.

Lana
09-30-2010, 01:04 AM
No, thank goodness. 200 altogether.
PHEW!!!
But that's still a whole lot of stitches!!!:thud:

ArtLady1981
09-30-2010, 01:07 AM
Your knitting is always so inspirational, Judy! This is a beautiful gansey! How WONDERFUL to score those 3 skeins of beautiful yarn for 69 each!!!! I would positively die to find such a good bargain!
Looking forward to seeing the gansey you design and knit for Tom!!!

WandaT
09-30-2010, 12:21 PM
Absolutely amazing!! What an undertaking! It was well worth the effort I'd say! :)

Jaxhil
11-06-2010, 01:15 PM
That is a gorgeous sweater!!! And for barely two bucks, ya gotta love it! ( I *love* great thrift store finds!) .

You really do beautiful work!