Product description

A classic seaman’s gansey adapted with feminine shaping adds tomboy charm to any wardrobe. Alvy features coin cables on a ground of double moss stitch, knit from a combination of charts and written directions. The pullover is worked in the round in Shelterfrom a tubular cast on. Waist shaping, set-in sleeves, and a traditional 2-4” of ease keep the silhouette flattering. The cuffs, hem, and shoulders are embellished with welt details for an extra touch of nautical flair.

Designer: Jared Flood

Collection: Winter 2015

 

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Alvy

Modern Gansey Pullover

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  • Product description

    A classic seaman’s gansey adapted with feminine shaping adds tomboy charm to any wardrobe. Alvy features coin cables on a ground of double moss stitch, knit from a combination of charts and written directions. The pullover is worked in the round in Shelterfrom a tubular cast on. Waist shaping, set-in sleeves, and a traditional 2-4” of ease keep the silhouette flattering. The cuffs, hem, and shoulders are embellished with welt details for an extra touch of nautical flair.

    Designer: Jared Flood

    Collection: Winter 2015

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARN

    • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
    • Photographed in color Almanac


    YARDAGE

    • 1020 (1145, 1290, 1435, 1610, 1745) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


    Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 19 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking (Note: Be sure to check both gauges.)
    • 10-stitch panel from Coin Cable Chart measures 1½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Main Fabric)

    • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)


    Size B (for Ribbing and Welts)

    • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)


    Size C (for Tubular Cast On & Neckband only)

    • One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles, one size smaller than Size B
    • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 33 (37¼, 41½, 45¾, 50, 54)” circumference at bust
    • Intended Ease: + 2–4″
    • Sample shown is size 37¼” with + 4¼” ease on model


  • Techniques

    Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

    • 1×1 Tubular Cast On
    • Garter Stitch Selvedge
    • Short Rows: Turn & Slip Method
    • Joinery Bind Off (Three-Needle Bind Off)
    • Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)


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