Friday 08/08/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 08/08/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*Knitting Design Garment construction Knitting techniques Project-based
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Gansey Techniques with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Discover the history, construction techniques, and design details of the British Gansey - a beautiful 19th century fisherman's garment. Make a mini-pullover while learning the traditional techniques: Channel Island cast-on, split welts, stitch patterns, underarm gussets, shoulder straps, and picked-up sleeves.
Note: Must be proficient with double pointed needles or 2 circulars.
3 oz. plain-textured, solid, light-colored worsted weight yarn. One set of four or five 7" long (or shorter) double pointed needles EACH, sizes 3.75mm and 4.5mm. Optional: 11.5" or 12" circular needle size 4.5mm, st markers, waste yarn, sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart (if you like using the Magic Loop or 2 circulars, bring the appropriate needle).
Must be experienced using DPN's, 2 Circulars, or Magic Loop.