Gansey Sweaters

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Gansey Sweaters - Inspiration

Through the Eyes of a Machine Knitter

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