Thursday, November 12, 2009
Lighthouse Gansey Finished
The anchor isn't in the printed pattern. I needed something center front to replace the lighthouse I moved to center back.
The lighthouse motif was moved to the back because a) having it in front made the neck too high and b) once I knit it I realized I didn't love it.
The Cotlin yarn is comfortable to wear and washes like a dream. I threw the sweater in the dryer, brought it out damp and laid it out to finish drying. From washing my swatch, I know I can dry it completely in the dryer and it will be fine.
Pattern: Lighthouse Gansey by Anne Bosch.
I made many modifications to this pattern, most of which are chronicled here. There is also a picture of the pattern knit up before modifications - I frogged from the underarm up.
Yarn: Knitpicks Cotlin. 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. DK weight.
Needles: Options #3.
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8.5 rows/inch in pattern.