At Sea Gansey by Beth Brown-Reinsel

At Sea Gansey

January 1996
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
2460 - 2952 yards (2249 - 2699 m)
To fit woman's or man's Small (Medium, Large); Bust/chest at underarm: 40(45, 50)"; Length from shoulder: 25 (27, 29)"; Sleeve width at upper arm: 18 (19.5, 21)"
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Pattern description from Knitting in America: “Beth’s At Sea Gansey is knit in the traditional manner - in the round and without seams. The pattern begins with the classic Channel Island cast-on and split garter welts, which are knit flat. Once the welts are completed, they are joined circularly and knitting continues through a stockinette stitch area, where initials can be included. It is in this area that lengthening and shortening of the garment can be achieved with ease. Underarm gussets grow out of the cabled side seams. At the midpoint of the gussets, the seam stitches and the gusset stitches are put onto stitch holders while the front and back of the gansey are each knitted flat. The shoulders are then joined, a neck gusset is worked in to allow for depth of the neck, and a rolled collar finished off the body. The sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and knitted down to the cabled cuff; at the same time the stitches of the top half of the underarm gusset are decreased until there are none left. Lengthening or shortening of the sleeve can be easily accomplished in the stockinette stitch area just above the cuff. Beth knit this sweater with a five-ply gansey yarn that she imports from England. The pattern appears on page 171.”


  • 10(11, 12) 3.5oz / 100g skeins (each approx 246yd / 221m) of Creskeld Guernsey yarn in Cream.
  • One size 1 circular needle 32” long or size needed to obtain gauge. To save time and to ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.
  • One size 1 circular needle 16” long
  • One set (4) size 1 dpn
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders