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26 march, 2007

Another serial swatch in the spirit of my 3-day mini Orenburg Shawl.  This serial swatch is based on the mini Gansey sweater featured in Beth Brown-Reinsel's book, Knitting Ganseys.  I love knitting these mini versions as they give me an opportunity to learn new techniques and constructions. 

For today's swatch I started the mini Gansey, which includes a Channel Island cast-on, split and overlapped garter welt, mock seam of 2 purl stitches, an initial -- Q -- in the plain area, and a garter stitch definition ridge.

Channel Island cast-on (left).
Split and overlapped garter welt and mock seam of 2 purl stitches (right)

Yarn: Cascade 220 Heather
Needles: US 5 for cast on and welt.  US 7 for body
Source: Sample Gansey from Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel.
Techniques: Channel Island cast on, split and overlapped welts, purl-stitch initial

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Terrific! I knit this sample one summer at the beach house. It was big enough to give as a baby gift to one of our pipers.
Haven't started the full size, though the stash is there. Looking forward to the continuing saga.

Posted by: Angie | Mar 27, 2007 10:23:13 AM

What does the "Q" stand for? Quill?

Posted by: Christina | Mar 27, 2007 12:28:07 PM

My goodness all those splits and welters and, and overlappings made my eyes go funny, lol. I think this is one I'll have to read v e r y s l o w l y and then some more, lol.

Posted by: angel | Mar 27, 2007 12:47:40 PM

The Have a Yarn website is great! Thanks for the link!

Posted by: Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy | Mar 27, 2007 2:41:58 PM

One thing I've noticed since you started this swatch blog is that you have a really great book stash!

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