Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Red White Gansey on May 22

Pattern: White Gansey from Beth Brown-Reinsel's Knitting Ganseys

Yarn: Knitpicks Swish, a worsted weight superwash wool

Color: Pepper Red

Needles: Knitpicks Options #3

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch in stockinette. A very firm gauge for this yarn but great for showing stitch definition.

The circular knitting ended after the third pattern up and the sweater is now split into front and back. This is the back. The front is on a holder with the split part unknit.

The underarm gussets are half knit and being saved on yarn. The gusset stitches will be picked up along with the sleeve stitches. The sleeves will be knit from the pickup down to the cuff. No seams at all.

Here's a side view.

A six stitch stockinette faux seam goes up the side and splits at the gusset - two to the left, two to the right, and two up the center of the gusset.

Close up of the half gusset.

This pattern is a pleasant knit. I'm enjoying the process.

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