FOR KNITTING A GANSEY
is a sample: all the relevant details will be included on the actual sheet
of instructions included with the kit.]
stitches to the inch
sts evenly over 4 size 2.5mm needles using the wool double in the thumb
method. K2, P2 for ___, keeping the wool double for the first five rounds.
Add __ sts after the welt.
_____ rounds of plain knitting in which you establish two purl sts on each
side of the gansey. This is a seam line and runs up the body and down the
underside of the arms, forming the basis for the gussets under the arm and
the point of division for knitting the armholes. The pattern now begins;
note the first and last row of stitches on the design chart are the two
purl sts mentioned above. Usually, the complete pattern is on ___ rows.
the pattern from bottom left hand corner of chart, until work measures ____.
Note: Dark squares –
purl, white squares – knit. Work ___st cable every ___ rows as shown
by line on chart. Then begin the increase for the gussets under the arm.
Continuing in pattern on the next round, increase ___ knit sts in the
centre of the ___ purl sts on each side of the body. This is the beginning
of the gusset. Increase ___ knit st each side of the centre ___ knit sts
on the next round and every ____ round till gusset is ___ sts wide.
this point divide for the front and back to continue in pattern on two
needles by slipping the gusset stitches on to a holder, also slip stitches
for the back on to a holder. Continue to work the front in pattern until
the work measures the nearest full pattern to ____,
keeping the outside purl stitch and single knit stitch as the armhole
edge. Place the centre
sts for the neck on a holder and stitches for one shoulder on a
holder. Knit the other shoulder strap in ___ rows knit and ___ rows purl
for ____ rows. Put these on a holder and repeat this for the other
shoulder (this forms the neck shaping). Repeat for back then graft the
stitches together on the inside of the shoulders.
Pick up evenly the
sts each from front and back together with the stitches from the
shoulder edge (____
sts in all). K1, P1, rib for neck worked into the back of all stitches
for ____. Cast off loosely ribwise using wool doubled.
Pick up evenly around armhole
sts including gusset. Purl ___ st each side of gusset, that is, the
picked up stitches. Work ____ full patterns down (from the sleeve chart),
keeping the centre stitch of the diamond directly on the shoulder seam.
Note, the remaining stitches between the edge of the sleeve pattern and
the sleeve seam to be in stocking stitch. Decrease ___ st on either side
of the seam stitches every ___ round until the gusset is worked out. Then,
remembering to keep the ___ purl sts for the seam, decrease every ___
round until the sleeve measures ____, then back to every ___ round until
___, then every ___ round until ___. Work stocking stitch to the required
length allowing a minimum of ____ of rib. Cast off in rib with wool
doubled. Average sleeve length ___.