Old Way Gansey
For some knitters, knitting a sweater without step-by-step instructions is intimidating; for others, following instructions is tedious. Knitting in the Old Way by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts and Deb Robson (2004, Nomad Press) is for knitters who fall somewhere in between. Taking the books approach enough information for the basis of dozens of sweaters, but the freedom to choose yarn, gauge, finished size, and stitch or color pattern Ann Budd designed this classic pullover.
Finished Size: 44″ (112 cm) chest/bust circumference.
Yarn: Blackwater Abbey 2-Ply Worsted Weight (100% wool; 220 yd [201 m]/4 oz): moss, 6 skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 – Medium
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rnds
Needles: Body and sleeves: Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24″ (60-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double pointed (dpn). Neckband Size: 8 (5 mm): 16″ (40-cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2004