My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.



Here is the body of the Zig-Zag Gansey, with one sleeve attached.

As you can see, I have knit the neckband too.

Here is the second sleeve, completed. All that remains is to join it to the body and sew up the side seams.

That is all.


  1. It always looks so lopsided before the last sleeve is attached. I think you’ll finish this adult sweater in the same amount of time it takes me to finish a baby sweater!
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  2. I love the neckline on this sweater — it looks so comfy. Give Lucy a pat from me, and from my cat Honey Badger (she is, too!)
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  3. Your latest sweater looks so comfy! Great job.

  4. I agree with Aunt Marti on the neckline. I really like this one! As Goldilocks might say, it’s not too high, it’s not too low, it’s just right!!

  5. Looks lovely!

  6. I love this sweater! This is one that I could wear and look good in, comfy neck, not bulky…how long is it? I’d like one longer in a tunic length, below the derriere 🙂

  7. Looks awesome! I like the color…
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  8. Lovely! Simple neckline….like very much.

  9. I really like this sweater, especially with the neckline you chose to use. I wish I could finish a sweater as quickly as you can.

  10. Wendy, I love your gansey sweaters. Do you have plans on publishing the patterns? Book? Or, could I suggest a knit-a-long?
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  11. I so love this sweater … don’t you think it would be a good idea to let me wear it for a while? I have this debilitating attention-span thing that won’t allow me to knit sweaters, so I don’t have anything that pretty. And I really love Gansey-type patterns. *bats eyelashes*
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  12. Do you block the pieces before sewing them together? If not, how do you knit so beautifully!

  13. I really like the color of that sweater. Hey, how’s Teddy? Haven’t seen him in a while.

  14. Wendy, you are a FABULOUS knitter/artist! So much talent.

  15. Midnite Baker says:

    Boy, Poor Lucy, knitting all day while you get to play at work. No wonder every time I see a picture of her, she is curled up & sleeping. 🙂

    P.S. Lovely looking sweater. I especially like the color. M

  16. I really like the neckband. I’ll be storing that away for future use. Can’t wait to hear how you like wearing this sweater – especially with the yarn you are trying out.

  17. Wow! It looks great. You are a very fast knitter. How did you do the neckband? I like the look and how it lays. Thanks for all the information and books.

  18. Great sweater and the neckline is terrific!

  19. Beautiful! Great color and I love the zig-zag pattern.
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  20. So pretty! I usually don’t like pink, but this pink attracts me.

  21. Such a lovely pink! I love pink! I love Lucy too!

  22. I love how the zig-zag design pulls your eye up and down, very slimming. Can’t wait for the pattern

  23. That cotton yarn sure knit up nicely in this gansey!!!

  24. Whenever I see Lucy sleeping, it makes my blood pressure drop about 40 points. She is just SO relaxed. Sweater looks great!

  25. GeniaKnitz says:

    How was the cotton yarn on your hands? I’d love to do some cotton knitting, but the few times I have, it has really hurt my hands.