This sweater has been done for a few weeks but since it's still cold here the wool sweater season has been extended through March and I haven't been in a hurry to wash/block it to be wearable.
Also, I've had the income tax papers spread out all over the table where I do my drying/blocking. Yesterday I picked up all the paperwork, declared the tax stuff ready to go to the accountant, and celebrated by washing/blocking the Red X Sweater.
The background stitch pattern is a little busier than usual for a Gansey type sweater, but I don't regret using it. The Red X Sweater goes its name when I started out with this stitch pattern.
Here's an underarm view of the faux seam and the little gusset.
Pattern: Basic gansey template. Picked stitch patterns selected from various stitch collections.
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.