Gansey Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborn
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Gansey Shawl

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
714 yards (653 m)

Inspired by traditional fishermen’s gansey sweaters, the Gansey Shawl uses traditional gansey patterns over a classic shawl shape in a worsted-weight yarn. This is a great pattern for those colder months when a lacy shawl won’t do the trick. The result: a big, cozy shawl that’s as functional as it is beautiful.

Finished Size
56” (142 cm) wide and 251/2” (65 cm) long at center.
Yarn
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: The Fibre Co. Cumbria (90% wool, 10% mohair; 238 yd 218 m/31/2 oz 100 g): #01 scaffel pike, 3 skeins.
Needles
Size U.S. 6 (4 mm): 60” (150 cm) circular (cir).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge
16 sts and 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) in chart patt, blocked.

Notes
This shawl is worked back and forth from the neck down, starting with a small number of stitches and increasing to the largest number of stitches. When working from the charts, slip all markers as you come to them unless instructed otherwise.