Beth Brown-Reinsel

Knitting Ganseys

ISBN: 978-1-935052-30-2
164 pages
8.5 x 11
paperback reprint

November, 2010

Ganseys are sweaters that developed in 19th-century England as hard-wearing garments for hard-working fishermen. Characterized by their dense, dark yarns, rich pattern combinations, and dropped shoulders, these simple square garments provide the modern knitter with a template for a wide variety of classic designs. Detailed, step-by-step line drawings and photographs, sidebars, and formulas help the reader build a foundation of skills. Pattern graphs and instructions for six of the author’s own designs are included.

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