Machine Knit-able : Gansey Sweaters | Men

Gansey Sweaters

Gansey Sweaters

Gansey sweaters are very popular in the hand knitting world, as machine knitters we can knit these so much faster!

Highly textured with knit and purl stitches, traditional Fisherman sweaters are very popular with the hand knitting crowd. Also known as ganseys, Guernseys and Cornish Knit-Frocks these styles are part of British history.

Featuring Frangipani wool, these examples are just the inspiration you need to create your own gansey on the machine.

Here are 2 ways we can knit ganseys:
  • Garter carriage
  • Textured tuck and slip stitch

  • Keep the sweater construction simple and keep the emphasis on the stitch patterning
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