Lighthouse Gansey was packed away the middle of May, about the time Sunny had a serious back problem and I decided to knit socks for a while. It was getting too warm to wear a heavy sweater and I told myself there was plenty of time to get it done before it cooled off again in the fall.
All summer I was thinking I only had a few inches to go on the last sleeve. Wishful thinking. When I hauled the sweater out Monday night, I was surprised to see it needed an entire second sleeve.
I'd love to wear it to church Sunday, but I have a busy week and a sick dog so it may not happen that quick.
Pattern: Lighthouse Gansey by Anne Bosch with many modifications. My modifications are discussed here.
Yarn: Knitpicks Cotlin. 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. DK weight.
Needles: Options #3.
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8.5 rows/inch in pattern.
A green gansey knit in Cotlin with leaf and tree stitch patterns has been incubating in the back of my mind for at least six months.
When I went to order yarn last week, the green Cotlin I wanted was finally in stock. So, what did I do? I ordered Moroccan Red, a deep orangish red that I couldn't resist.
It's likely I'll knit the green tree/leaf gansey someday, but red is next. I have no idea what stitch patterns to use. I'm having fun looking through books getting ideas.