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.