the gansey tradition continues ...
It's been 25 years since Beth Brown-Reinsel's original Knitting Ganseys was released, and the love endures for these humble nineteenth-century British fishermen's sweaters. With their intricate knit-purl patterns, dropped shoulders, and easy fit, gansays are still a pleasure to wear -- and knit -- today.
in this newly revised and updated edition, you'll find even more information on the gansey tradition as well as new, modern patterns. With chapters devoted to every design element that goes into a gansey, you'll master special cast-ons, underarm and neckline gussets, shoulder straps, and more. Each technique is made easier practicing on a miniature sample gansey before starting a full-sized sweater.
From there you're ready to knit one of the nine beautiful garments -- or use the detailed information on sizing, varied stitch charts, and technique know-how to plan your unique gansey. You'll find blank schematics and worksheets included for planning, too.
Whatever your skill level, Knitting Ganseys provides all the information you need to create modern versions of these old-world classics.
- from the back cover