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Grace's Cardigan Pattern

Grace's Cardigan Pattern

"A practical cardigan for modern-day wear."

This gansey sweater has a lot of history behind it, but here, it's offered as a more pragmatic choice for modern-day wearing. We chose this pattern as a great example of a traditional gansey. Experienced teacher and pattern designer Beth Brown-Reinsel will walk you through the construction, step by step.

Knit flat and offered in an over-sized style, there are lots of opportunities for adjusting the dimensions if you prefer a more fitted look. The bottom-up stockinette construction allows you to easily adjust the length. Special attention is given to Channel Island cast-on, underarm gussets, raised increases, the perpendicular shoulder join, and contrast color cast-on. Offered in six sizes.

Finished chest measurements: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)"

10 (11, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey (240 yds/219m each).
Or approx. 2205 (2450, 2450, 2695, 2940, 3185) yds/2016 (2240, 2240, 2464, 2688, 2912)m of sport-weight yarn. (Note: Sport-weight yarn will be “knit down” to a fingering-weight gauge for a dense fabric.)

(We suggest metal needles for strength.)
US 1 (2.5mm) 24 or 36" (60 or 90cm) circular needle (whichever is more comfortable), 16" (40cm) circular needle. And 7" (18cm) double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers, stitch holders.
Ten ½" buttons.
Scrap contrast yarn.

28 sts/44 rounds = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch.


19-page printed booklet (requires shipping).