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Gansey Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gansey Socks
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Gansey Socks Detail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Ability to work in the round on double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or two circulars

Pattern Description:

These gansey socks were inspired by the wonderful fisherman sweaters created in Britain in the 19th century. The construction includes the classic Channel Island Cast-on, a back seam made of a baby cable, starfish and diagonal lines pattern panels, a slip-stitch heel, a Square (German) heel turning, Wedge toe shaping, and Kitchener Stitch for finishing the toes. You can knit three different lengths: anklet, crew, or mid-calf.

FEATURED TECHNIQUES
The Channel Island Cast-On
German Heel Turning Theory
Kitchener Stitch

Photographs, chart, theory boxes, and schematic are included.

Gauge:

In stockinette stitch: 7 stitches/10 rounds/inch

Materials:

  • Yarn: Two 100g skeins of Guernsey Wool (246 yards per 100 g skein) or sport weight yarn for a firm, warm sock. You can substitute a sock yarn for a lighter weight sock.
  • Needles: U.S. 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
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Intermediate
Knitting
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Women
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Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which ...

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