Fisher Lassie by Bonne Marie Burns

Fisher Lassie

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A new look for a beloved tradition…

FISHER LASSIE is a cardigan version of the gansey sweaters often worn by the 19th century fishermen of British coastline communities. It features the distinctive stitch patterning of that era but incorporates modern styling, fit and elegant construction techniques.

This garment is constructed from the top down, starting with the Right Front, followed by the Left Front. Then the Back section is picked up across their shoulder lines. All pieces are worked to the underarm, where they are joined and worked as one to hem. Stitch patterns are provided as charts.

Fisher Lassie has top-down sleeves and a neat, shaped shawl collar making for a cozy cardigan to wear on all your outdoor adventures, on land or sea.

Advanced Beginner

34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 46, 50)“

24 (24.5, 25, 25, 25.5, 26, 26)“

YARDAGE (DK Weight yarn)
1370 (1550, 1665, 1785, 1895, 2195, 2480) yards

22 sts/30 rows over 4” St st using larger needles

#4 (3.5mm) – 29” Circular
#5 (3.75mm) – 29” circular & DPN

Stitch Markers;
7 - 7/8” or 1” Buttons;
Tapestry Needle

FIT: choose about 2” larger than your bust measurement for standard ease OR go to 4” larger for a more relaxed fit…

(Measure a sweater from your closet to see what your range is, then compare.)

Sample shown on model who measures 38” and is wearing a finished size 40 (= standard 2” ease) and used Jo Sharp DK Pure Wool yarn in 327 Navy.

…here’s the yarn discussion in the Chic Knits group…