Battersea by Valérie Miller


April 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
750 yards (686 m)
34 (35.5, 37, 39, 41, 42.5)
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This pattern is available for free.

A blend of the trending curved hemline, boat-neck t-shirt silhouette and traditional fisherman gansey motifs. A summer gansey!

Now available in 6 sizes : 34 (35.5, 37, 39, 41, 42.5). I am still trying to figure out how to size the pattern up to 48”. Because of the necessary additional raglan increases required for the larger sizes, I had to add a pattern repeat to sizes 37, 39, 41, and 42.5. I chose an Andalusian stitch motif, (not pictured in the sample because it is not needed for size 34).

I’m not a professional designer and am sharing my instructions out of love of ganseys, the coming summer, and the knitting community. If you notice errors or have suggestions, I’d love the chance to improve the pattern.

And as always, if you you knit the sweater and would like to give back, please consider making a small donation to your local food bank or women’s shelter. Thank you!