Newbiggin Gansey by Gayle Crowther

Newbiggin Gansey

Knitting
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in diamond pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2100 yards (1920 m)
chest 42-46in
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Actual chest size: 49.5
Length to back neck: 26.75in
Sleeve seam: 19.75in

The directions call for 14 2oz hanks of Shetland 2-ply soft spun wool. Suggested substitutions are Shetland jumper weight wool or fingering weight wool, both held doubled.