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Bob Jenkinson’s Gansey

  Yet again, these blog posts are like buses. Nothing for ages then two come at once. Yesterday, someone contacted me to ask where they could find the pattern for Bob Jenkinson’s gansey. I realised I never got round to figuring it out – other things intervened. So, whilst eating my tea, I did the […]

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Casting On a Gansey and… Tishies!

  What do we want from a gansey cast on? We need it to be: Strong – maybe with double or triple yarn Elastic Attractive     Historically, the simple Backwards Loop Cast On seemed to be popular. It was certainly a cast on described in some of the earlier knitting manuals of the 1830s-40s. […]

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River Ganseys – Whitby Wyrms

What’s not to love about a man with a log pile? To be honest, after several months sawing logs almost daily I’m definitely more into the logs than the (admittedly lovely) model. As someone else did all the hard work sawing them… I digress. Snaky cables were not really a Big Thing along the rivers […]

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River Ganseys – Ebiezzer

  In the next week or so, I am putting up images of all the patterns in ‘River Ganseys’ – if you’re knitting one, or planning on knitting one, the Comments here will be a handy place for questions – and the larger images will be helpful to intrepid knitters, I hope. If you only […]