The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook

150 Stitch Patterns and 10 Projects for Gansey Knits
Di Gilpin & Sheila Greenwell

Description

Discover all the techniques you need to make an authentic gansey sweater with their special features which were developed for warmth and comfort in what were often, harsh conditions out at sea.

A key element to the gansey is the stitch pattern which was specific to the local area and often had a symbolism beyond the pattern itself and, some hoped, would act as a charm to keep the fishermen safe while they were out at sea. This collection features a comprehensive directory of 150 gansey stitch patterns so you can choose your favourite designs and motifs and learn which patterns were important to the fishermen in different areas.

There are also 10 patterns for garments and accessories so you can practise your skills including a child's traditional gansey sweater. There are also some contemporary takes on the traditional gansey using lighter weight yarn and design details: these include a beautiful sweater with a gansey yoke; a contemporary take on the fisherman's kep; a gansey stitch cowl; a pair of mittens and socks; and light linen tank top.

The smaller projects such as the mittens and hats are great for practising your skills before you attempt one of the larger projects.

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Details

  • Format
    Paperback
  • Pages
    160
  • Size
    280 x 215mm
  • Publisher
    David & Charles
  • Status
    Coming soon – due 14 August
  • ISBN
    9781446308516
Stock Code
210490
Regular Price
$46.99
Regular Price
$46.99
Our Price
$44.99
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