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)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Second Gansey Done, Working on Third

Another quick, fun knit for CIC.

Now I'm half way to my goal of four toddler sweaters for the current challenge.

Pattern: Chelsea's Gansey from Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel. Split, overlapped garter welt on bottom replaced with ribbing and an extra inch of stockinette inserted to lengthen the sweater for warmer coverage.

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, worsted weight 100% wool.

Color: Firecracker heather (left over from Autumn Song)

Needles: #2 and #4.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch in pattern

Pattern: Jerod's Gansey from Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel. Normal caston instead of multistrand caston.

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, bulky weight, 100% wool for ribbing and stockinette. Knitpicks Sierra, bulky weight, 70% wool 30% Alpaca, for the main part.

Color: Grape and grape. Yes, both colors are called Grape. The yarn on the bottom is actually a much darker shade of the yarn used for the pattern area. It is not the reddish light color in the picture

Needles: #5 and #7.

Gauge: 4.5 stitches/inch, 6 rows/inch. (I must admit I haven't measured the gauge and suspect that the sweater is not exactly on spec. I'm eyeballing it into human proportions, however, and it will fit some child when it's done.)

For those of you who are getting ready to comment on how fast I'm churning these out, please remember . . .
  • It's the middle of winter in SW Michigan. The weather is cold, the days are short, and it's perfect knitting weather.
  • These little sweaters knit up fast. They're only about 24 inches around the chest and there's no seaming.
  • I'm not knitting on any other projects right now.

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