Sailors Gansey by Hanne Rimmen

Sailors Gansey

Knitting
April 2022
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and pattern with three strands of yarn held together
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
957 - 1531 yards (875 - 1400 m)
S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL)
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SAILORS GANSEY ”A sailor goes ashore”
A traditional GANSEY is a durable seamless sweater worn by the sailors and fishermen. It originates on the island of Guersey, and its his-tory goes back more than 400 years.
Through the centuries the traditional patterns have been traveling across Europe in the sweat-ers, and they have evolved where the seamen went ashore.
The Gansey sweater is one of the most practical pieces in the history of knitting. Often knitted by the wives to shelter the men from the elements out at sea.
Here it is in a lighter version for all of us – at sea or anywhere else.

Size
Sizes: S (M) L (XL) 2XL (3XL)
Bust: 92 (96) 106 (115) 128 (138) cm
Length: 52 (56) 58 (59) 61 (61) cm
Sleeve length: 42 (44) 44 (45) 45 (45) cm

The pullover is designed to be worn with 4-14 cm of positive ease in the bust.

Gauge
17 sts x 23 rounds = 10x10 cm in stockinette st pattern on 4,5 mm needles.
The swatch has to be knitted in the round and washed before measuring.

Yarn
Pernilla from Filcolana is 100% virgin uld, 50 gr. = 175 m Tilia from Filcolana is 70% super kid mohair, 30% mulberry silk, 25 gr. = 210 m

250 (250) 300 (300) 350 (400) g Pernilla col 977 Marzipan
250 (250) 275 (300) 300 (325) g Tilia col Natural White 101
Knit with 3 strands held together – 1 strand of Pernilla and 2 strands of Tilia.

Needles and Notions
Circular needles 4 mm (40 + 80/100 cm)
Circular needles 4,5 mm (80/100 cm)
Double pointed needles 4 and 4,5 mm (or a long circular needle for magic loop)

Stitch markers or loops of brightly colored yarn
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends