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MerigoldinWA 08-24-2008 02:18 PM

Baby Gansey
I recently finished a gansey sweater for my DGD. I named it Amilia's Hodgepodge Gansey at Ravelry, because it is made from Beth Brown-Reinsel's book Knitting Ganseys and has features from 4 different sweaters in that book.


The Channel Island cast on (at waist) is from the sampler in her book. BTW this is a great book and following the steps for the sampler she gives is like going to a workshop. I learned a lot about how sweaters are made that I have applied to sweaters I have knit myself without a pattern, since studying the book.

I cast on the number of stitches for the Jerod's Gansey (smallest size) but my gauge was a little smaller than for that sweater so it came out narrower, and I made it a little longer.


This shows the shoulder strap that I made like the one on the sampler to join the front to the back. Also shows the rolled neck (from the Snakes and Ladders Gansey) and the Indian Corn Stitch used in the Chelsea's Heart Gansey.


And here is Amilia modeling the sweater for me yesterday (8-23-08). I think it is big enough to fit her all or most of the winter. She will be 11 months old in a little over a week.

I put the hearts from the Chelsea's gansey horizontally instead of vertically like Beth did, and used some of the design motifs from the Jerod's Gansey. A true hodgepodge.

The yarn is some older Sirdar Classical Pure Wool Double Crepe. Needs to be handwashed.

dustinac 08-24-2008 02:31 PM

:inlove: what a cutie she is and I love the sweater! You did a great job :yay:

sue in canada 08-24-2008 03:27 PM

The sweater is lovely and your DGD is very cute.

mhansen 08-24-2008 03:30 PM

What a cute baby!! The sweater is cute too.

ritaw 08-24-2008 04:01 PM

Amilia is adorable and the sweater looks lovely on her :)

Jan in CA 08-24-2008 05:03 PM

Your granddaughter is adorable!! Gorgeous sweater!!

Jeremy 08-24-2008 05:14 PM

I love that book too. I just did the sampler gansey and learned a lot. Great job on the sweater

auntcrafty 08-24-2008 06:49 PM

Love the sweater & she is just too cute!

When I grow up I want to be able to hodge podge my way to a FO, just like you!

Debkcs 08-24-2008 07:08 PM

She's beautiful! I so love babies, and love when moms and grandmoms post pictures of their babies wearing their new FO's.

The gansey construction is really interesting, will have to add that book to my list.

mks22300 08-24-2008 07:17 PM

What a cute baby and the sweater is pretty!

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