Aberdovey Gansey by Theresa Shingler

Aberdovey Gansey

September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1308 - 2616 yards (1196 - 2392 m)
31.5 (35, 38.75, 45.75, 47.5, 51, 54.75, 60, 63.5)" finished chest circumference; meant to be worn with 2-3" positive ease
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The Aberdovey Gansey is very much inspired by the traditional fishing ganseys knit up and down the coasts of the UK and worn by hard-working fisherfolk.

The front and back have the same patterning at the chest area. The shoulder gives the appearance of a traditional dropped shoulder, but there is a little shaping both in the body and in the sleeve head to make it easier to wear. The sleeves have the same cross/diamond pattern running up them as runs up the center of the chest. Stitch patterns are charted.