When the Diamond Gansey was released from my needles I immediately cast on a new project.
You may recall that a couple of weeks ago I knit a swatch from some Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. I did so because I was curious how it would work for a gansey-type sweater.
As you can see from the photo above, I decided to give it a go.
I am knitting this at a gauge of 4.25 stitches and 7 rows to the inch. I am using a U.S. size 6 needle to achieve this gauge, loose knitter that I am.
The design is another relatively simple one: zig-zags of moss stitch alternating with vertical columns. This is another of my own creations — I charted up the zig-zags and columns for the swatch I knit.
The yarn is quite pleasant to knit. It’s a 50/50 blend of cotton and acrylic and has a bit of stretch and bounce, thanks to that acrylic content. I don’t know how well it will wear, but for now I am very pleased with it and find it a soothing easy knit.
The sweater will be a simple pullover, similar in construction to the Diamond Gansey. It will henceforth be known as the Zig-Zag Gansey.
Here’s a photo I snapped of my odometer last night:
I bought this car on February 28, 2004. Clearly, I do not drive a lot of long distances!
Registration is now open for Carodan Farm’s SoXperience 2012!
And at home, poor Lucy is exhausted from helping me photograph my work over the weekend.