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Jerod's Worsted Weight Gansey

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This child's gansey is knitted in worsted or Aran (chunky) weight yarn. The garment includes horizontal patterning and simple shoulder extensions, seam stitches, bisected underarm gussets, and ribbed cuff, neckband, bottom edge. It is knitted the round from the cast-on to the underarm, then knitted flat in the upper body to the shoulders. Once the shoulders are joined, the sleeves are picked up and knitted down to the cuffs. A seamless garment! Schematic, charts, and photo tutorials included. Featured Techniques: Long Tail Cast-on, Underarm Gussets, Rig 'n' Furrow Shoulder Extensions, Kitchener Stitch. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY work in the round and flat read charts GAUGE 18 sts and 24 rows/rnds per 4" /10 cm in St st. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished garment chest measurement: 2 years: 22 (4 years: 24.75, 6 years: 27.5, 10 years: 30, 12 years: 32.75)"/55.75 (62.75, 69.75, 76, 83)cm SUGGESTED YARN 190 yards of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride COLORWAY Any color

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn 400 (400, 550, 550, 700) yards of Aran weight or heavy worsted weight wool OR 1 (2, 2, 3, 4) 4 oz. skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted weight wool (190 yds/ skein).
  • Needles U.S. 5 and 8 (3.5 and 5 mm) dp and 16" (40 cm) circular needles. You may use 24" (60 cm) circular needles in the larger sizes.
  • stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

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