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Gwendolyn Wagner-Adair

for Petitchoufleur Knits   2014

Victor

Inspired by the seafaring traditions of Britain, this modern style gansey-patterned men’s jumper is closely-fitted (1in/2.5cm ease) in keeping with traditional fisherman’s jumpers. Worked in two easy-to-remember, traditional gansey stitch patterns, little construction details (like a gusset) give a clean fit at the armholes, accommodating the more modern drop sleeve. It’s sized from 32 – 60” chest so there’s plenty of range to fit any of the men in your life. This knit shines in the Wensleydale Longwool DK, which is a gorgeous wool from a funky sheep breed, born, bred, and spun all in Yorkshire.

Wensleydale Longwool has a slight halo, which comes out more once blocked, and a bit of shine as well which highlights these textured stitches beautifully. Wensleydale tends to look a bit fine on the needle when first swatched up, so don’t worry if you can see a bit of air between your stitches. Be sure to give it a bath before you check your gauge (as recommended in the pattern), as the stitches fill out and can change the tension a bit. Try it with the recommended needles first, block, then change if needed.

This jumper is knitted in the round up to the armholes, with an armhole gusset starting after the garter stitch band at the chest. The front and back drop shoulder/chest sections are then worked back & forth and grafted along the top of the drop sleeve, with sleeve stitches then picked up around the drop shoulder edge and knitted down, finishing with a garter stitch cuff to mirror styling throughout.

To fit chest size:
32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 in
Materials: Wensleydale Longwool DK 100% Wensleydale wool; 257yd/235m per 100g; color: storm
No of balls: 67, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13

Needles:
3.25mm/US3 24in/60cm circular needle
3.5mm/US4 32in/80cm circular needle

Gauge: 23 sts and 40 rows to 4in/10cm over Herringbone pattern on 3.25mm needles.
Please note that the Wensleydale changes significantly after blocking - wet block after soaking in cold water for 15-20 minutes.

Pattern Detail

  • Textured stitch and Cable patterns are charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • no sewing, straight (flat), bottom-up / toe-up, partly circular
  • see pattern description for sizing information
  • digital PDF has 8 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.25 mm
    • US 3
    • 23.0 over pattern
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