My First Traditional Fair Isle Gansey: Finished!

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I just finished knitting this all-over Fair Isle-patterned gansey. It was designed following a traditional shape I found in Michael Pearson’s Traditional Knitting and some patterns I found in A Shetlander’s Fair Isle Graph Book in Colour.

The first photo is on its own; the second is the gansey worn by the recipient; and the third is the piece of Asian embroidery that inspired the color palette.


The finished measurements:
Chest – 45in (114.3cm)
Length – 25.75in (65.4cm)

I’m working up the pattern for a man’s size L (US).

This is one of the final two projects for my Master Hand Knitting Program of The Knitting Guild Association.

The other project is a traditional cabled Aran hat. I’ll be posting some photos of that project soon.

Happy Knitting!
MikeH

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