Jerod's Worsted Weight Gansey by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Jerod's Worsted Weight Gansey

January 1993
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
392 - 980 yards (358 - 896 m)
22-32.75 in (55- 82 cm)
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This gansey features circularly knit horizontal patterning with simple shoulder extensions, seam stitches, bisected underarm gussets, and ribbed cuff, neckband, bottom edge. It is knitted the round from the cast-on to the underarm, then knitted flat in the upper body to the shoulders.  Once the shoulders are joined, the sleeves are picked up and knitted down to the cuffs.  A seamless garment!

Featured Techniques:

  • Rig ‘n’ Furrow Shoulder Extensions,
  • Kitchener Stitch.

Yarn: heavy worsted weight

Finished Sizes: 22”, 24.75”, 27.5”, 30”, 32.75”.

This pattern is also available in sportweight.

I have gotten questions regarding the repeat of the first pattern motif which is a diamond. The actual repeat of this motif is 6 +1, not 12 as it seems in the chart. For the small size:

100/2= 50 sts for front or back
50-1 seam st = 49 sts
Actual repeat is 6+1
49 sts/6 sts= 8 +1
Motif A repeats across the front 8 times and the last st (before the seam st) is worked like the first st of the motif, to complete that diamond.