Woodhouse Gansay by Jane Ellison

Woodhouse Gansay

September 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1392 - 1566 yards (1273 - 1432 m)
to fit chest (suggested) 81.5cm/32" through to 127cm/50"
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My design ideas and advice: This jumper is inspired by my total and absolute love of fisherman’s gansays. The history and why they were made is what knitting means to me – a personal hand knitted garment that keeps the wearer warm, dry and surrounded with a feeling of being loved while they work hard. While this gansay is inspired by the traditional gansays it is not knitted in the traditional way – this one is knitted in my aran weight yarn and in flat pieces that are joined together.

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts:
8 (9) 100g hanks of WYS Bluefaced Leicester Aran
100% Bluefaced Leicester wool
166m/182yds per 100g

1280 (1440)m/
1392 (1566)yds.

Needles: 4.5mm and 5mm.


To Fit Chest (suggested):
81.5-101.5 (106.5-127)cm
32-40 (42-50)ins

Actual Chest Size:
108 (136)cm
42¼ (53½)ins

Length (from shoulder):
68 (72)cm
26¾ (28¼)ins

Sleeve Length: