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On-the-Go Gansey Jacket

Interweave Knits, Winter 1998
Interweave Online Store
Knitting
October 1998
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1224 - 1683 yards (1119 - 1539 m)
36½ (38½, 40½, 42½, 44½)" (92.5 [98, 103, 108, 113] cm) bust/chest circumference, buttoned.
This pattern is available for download for $3.85.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “The gansey sweater has stood the test of time because of its beauty, practicality, and unique construction. Ganseys were originally made as ‘working’ sweaters - and this updated version has been designed for the same purpose.”

Finished Size: 36½ (38½, 40½, 42½, 44½)” (92.5 (98, 103, 108, 113) cm) bust/chest circumference, buttoned. Sweater shown measures 40½” (103 cm).

Yarn: Rowan Magpie (100% wool; 153 yd (140 m)/100 g): #301 pumice, 8 (9, 10, 10, 11) skeins.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 29” (80 cm) circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; seven 5/8” (1.5 cm) buttons.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 1998