Narragansett Gansey by Kathy Zimmerman
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Narragansett Gansey

Knitting
February 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Seed st on middle-size needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1440 - 1920 yards (1317 - 1756 m)
35 (39, 42.5, 48.5, 52)" bust circumference
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Imagine climbing aboard a sailboat, unfurling the white sails, and heading out for a cool day on the bay in the Narragansett Gansey. This beautiful gansey was made for the sea as well as the shore. It uses traditional Aran wool that was made with vigorous wear in mind—the 100 percent British wool can be washed in a standard washing machine.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 35 (39, 42.5, 48.5, 52)” bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 39”; modeled with 7” of positive ease.

Yarn Wendy Traditional Aran: #179 Aran, 9 (10, 10, 12, 12) balls. Yarn distributed by Thomas B. Ramsden & Co.

Needles Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Sizes 5 (3.75 mm), 7 (4.5 mm), and 8 (5 mm): 16” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 17 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Seed st on middle-size needles; 22 sts of Right Cable chart = 3.5” wide; 24 sts of Trinity chart = 4” wide.

Notes This pullover is worked back and forth from the bottom up in separate pieces and seamed.