Welcome back to the coverage of le Tour de Gansey, part deux; part of the Tour de France Knitalong! Today, it's time for: Stage Two: Garter Welts At the end of the last stage, we'd established a sturdy but decorative cast-on. In this stage, we first knit from this cast-on 11 rows of garter stitch… Continue reading le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage Two
Month: July 2008
Le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage One!
Today the Tour de Gansey began with a short, but technical stage: Stage One: Cast-On The particular cast-on I've chosen to use in my gansey is the same one used in the Sampler Gansey I knit last year, the Channel Island Cast On. This cast-on utilizes a double strand of yarn, wrapped twice counterclockwise around… Continue reading Le Tour de Gansey, part deux: Stage One!
more gansey planning!
Two posts in as many days? What sort of craziness is this? I just couldn't help but post again, because I'm sort of ridiculously delighted with myself. I'm so eager to knit this sweater that I'm doing everything I possibly can besides cast-on (which has to wait until Saturday!), and yesterday afternoon, I did this:… Continue reading more gansey planning!
I took the Bog Jacket out of time-out thanks to everyone's reassurances that it will grow when I block it, just like my swatch told me. I've already made it past the "thumb trick" section, and am knitting across the sleeves: (Yeah, it looks a little weird at this stage). I've reached a point where… Continue reading getting ready