© Moray Firth Gansey Project February 2017
This project is being part-
Learn how to create a beautiful beginning to your ganseys by working samples of the classic Channel Island Cast-
A Look at traditional gansey motifs and why they work both singly and together. We will look at how knit and purl stitches interact and then use this knowledge to produce our own motifs to be used either on their own or in conjunction with others. We will talk about how gansey motifs can be used effectively both on traditional ganseys, and in non traditional ways.
Learn how to create interesting shoulder joins in your ganseys. We will discuss and knit shoulder straps, one with shoulder strap gussets, and one without. We will also cover the inverted triangular neck gusset which enlarges the neck hole, and the triangular neck gusset which is knitted in the neckband to make it more snug.
Get to grips with the techniques of knitting in the round, and learn how to follow a chart
09.30:12.30 Beth Brown-
Learn the basics of designing a gansey. We will learn to calculate the dimensions of the new gansey three ways: by using tables, by measuring another garment, and by Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Percentage System. After deciding upon the design details of the garment, students will begin charting out the full garment. Large format graph paper will be provided in class.
From choosing the right cast on and cast off; sewing up; making buttons and fasteners to shaping using needle changes and stitch. Plus: bring your own problems to the table session. An invaluable course that will translate into all your knitting.
Don’t struggle on your own with Gansey knitting dilemmas, come along and ask Beth.
Introduction to the Team at HI-
|The Moray Firth|
|Gansey knitters gallery|
|Ganseys from other areas|
|Pattern elements 1|
|Pattern elements 2|
|Pattern elements 3|
|Small things to make|
|Read a chart|
|Chart a design|
|Wick Harbourfest 2012|
|London Fashion Week|
|UK Knit Camp 2010|
|Portsoy photos 2010|
|Extravagansey photos 2010|
|Gfest gallery 2|