Gansey Mitts by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Gansey Mitts

September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
240 yards (219 m)
Women's Medium

Ganseys are the traditional British fisherman’s sweater from the 19th century. Some of the techniques used in making a gansey sweater are included in this fingerless mitt. The Channel Island Cast-on and garter stitch welts will make up the gauntlet. Small cables and traditional knit/purl motifs are worked in the hand.

A thumb gusset, reminiscent of the lower half of the classic gansey underarm gusset, is surrounded by the small baby cables. In addition, the lovely picot hem finish is included.