Sylvan Gansey by Ellen M. Silva

Sylvan Gansey

November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1620 - 2520 yards (1481 - 2304 m)
XS (S, M, L) [1X, 2X, 3X]
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A gansey is a bit like a sonnet. A sonnet follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure yet is an endless canvas for creativity of language and meaning. A gansey follows a standard layout of patterns and construction, yet it provides a home for creative motif selection and combination of details such as gusset design, faux seam choice, neckline treatment, and more. I enjoyed the restrictions and design possibilities when I designed and knit my first gansey out of Green Mountain Spinnery Sylvan Spirit over a decade ago. Finally, a decade later, I’ve graded my design for more sizes and prepared a slightly revised design for publication. I hope you will enjoy many winters of wearing your own Sylvan Gansey.