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)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Red X Gansey Back Done

This past week the back of the Red X Gansey got completed.

This type of sweater is so much fun to knit. Never (well, hardly ever) boring because of all the different stitch patterns. And, I get to browse through all my stitch pattern books to find what I'm going to knit next.

The front will be a repeat of the back except for only going up one of the center patterns in order to leave enough room for a neckline. The sleeves will have repeats of the stitch patterns in the body, so my stitch pattern browsing is over and I can just knit it until done.

I think the design in the center looks like a poinsettia, but in all the Gansey knitting books it's called a starfish. It's probably just the red color that's making me think of Christmas plants.

Pattern: Designed as I knit from the bottom up. I've been calling it the Red X Sweater unofficially. Now I've officially named it the Red X Gansey because of all the Xs in the stitch patterns.

Yarn: Knitpicks Cotlin. 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. DK weight.

Color: Moroccan Red.

Needles: Options #3.

Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8.5 rows/inch in pattern.


Anonymous said...

Lovely design and in my favorite color.

Have you ever thought of writing up your patterns and offering them for sale on Ravelry? This sweater would be a sure hit with many knitters!


Dorothy said...

This is so very pretty. I as at a party last week and everyone was wearing red sweaters. Except me - I have nothing in red. Maybe I need to remedy that by next Christmas. Hmm - are we the same size? Could I steal your pattern??

Judy S. said...

Great pattern in my favorite color. I also think you should publish your patterns! What is your source for the designs, or are they original? Have you seen the Advent Calendar scarf pattern? I thought of you when I saw it. There's a link on my blog.....

Kathy said...

You are my favorite gansey knitter SOMEDAY I will attempt