Classic Gansey Cardigan by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Classic Gansey Cardigan

Knitting
August 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1320 - 2420 yards (1207 - 2213 m)
37.75 (42.5, 47.25, 51.75, 56.5)" bust circumference, buttoned
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The Classic Gansey Cardigan is a worsted-weight cardigan for those who like the modern gansey adaptation of a cardigan but don’t wish to knit at a tighter gauge. Rolled edges, minimal cables, and focus on knit and purl patterns, such as the Scottish Flags motif that is front and center on the cardigan, give this design an updated look.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 37.75 (42.5, 47.25, 51.75, 56.5)“ bust circumference, buttoned. Sample shown measures 42.5”; modeled with 8” of positive ease.

Yarn Black Water Abbey Yarns 2-Ply Worsted (100% wool; 220 yd / 3.5 oz): ecru, 6 (7, 8, 9, 11) skeins.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular. Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16” and 32” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; 2 cable needles; stitch holders; six (six, six, seven, seven) 1/2 –5/8” buttons; tapestry needle.

Gauge 17 sts and 24 rows = 4” in St st on larger needle; 28 sts of Chart G = 6 3/8” on larger needle.

Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece to the armholes, and then the fronts and back are worked separately. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked from the top down in the round.