Rhodes Point Gansey by Courtney Kelley

Rhodes Point Gansey

Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needle, worked in rounds.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1035 - 1725 yards (946 - 1577 m)
About 35¼ (36¾, 38½, 40, 41½, 43¼, 46½, 48, 49½, 51¼)" (89.5 [93.5, 98, 101.5, 105.5, 110, 118, 122, 125.5, 130] cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 38½" (98 cm).
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Named for a small town on Maryland’s last inhabited is-land in the Chesapeake Bay, this pullover is inspired by the rich tradition of fishermen’s ganseys. Traditionally a practical and hardwearing garment, this version has been updated to reflect a woman’s touch. The yarn, a rich soft blend of alpaca, silk, cashmere, and camel, is a far cry from the lanolin-rich, gutsy wool sweaters of times past. The silhouette has been updated as well, but without sacrificing the worthwhile historical tech-niques. To provide a more feminine fit, I created a modified set-in sleeve that is shaped with short-rows at the underarm. An “invented” Channel Island bind-off for the cuffs combines Icelandic and picot bind-off methods and mirrors the cast-ons at the welts.