"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


My Gansey

My Gansey

Pattern: White Gansey by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Size: To fit me.

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
Content: 45% Wool/35% Silk/20% Nylon
Color: Oxblood

Needles: ChiaoGoo size 4 and 6

Cast on: December 23, 2013
Completed: March 22, 2014

Comments: I made quite a few changes to this sweater. I adjusted the size so it would fit me properly. For instance, I shortened the sleeves by 4 inches because I have short arms. I replaced 2 of the original stitch patterns with different ones and left another one out altogether. Instead of the rolled neck, I did a 1x1 rib neckband. However all the basic traditional Gansey elements are there.

It fits perfectly and is so comfortable! I wore it all day Sunday. I really love this sweater.

Close up of the stitch patterns I used. From top to bottom: Diagonal, Granite Stitch, Diamonds, Basketweave, and Zigzag, separated by a couple rows of garter stitch.

The underarm gusset, full on

and side view.

The neck gusset and shoulder seam.

The neckband.

Laying out on what passes for our lawn around here at this time of year. Actually, I should be thankful it's not covered in snow. Usually it is in March.

Cable insisted on being in at least one photo. Silly girl.

I am so happy with this sweater! And I got it done in time to be able to wear it for at least a few weeks.

Now, on to the next one.

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. Wow, Wow, Wow - beautiful sweater - quite an accomplishment. Looking forward to viewing your next project.
    Best to you,
    Beth from KnitTalk

  2. Love the sweater and the color. Congratulations on a great job.
    Jane from Knit Talk

  3. Beautiful sweater! Love all the different stitch patterns; and the color...one of my favorites. Great job! Looks great on you!

  4. The sweater looks great on you! Can't wait to see the next project.

  5. i just seen your beautiful sweater on KNITTERS with
    Anita Brecosky
    Your so kind to share the pattern.I love the color too!
    Beautiful Work!

  6. I am sorry the site is on Facebook,They invited me too.

  7. What a gorgeous color!! Congratulations on the finish!!