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Cathy Payson

for Nashua Handknits

NHK25-3 Oversized Guernsey

We are hearing about the renewed popularity of 80's knitting silhouettes-- i.e., dropped straight shoulders, flat sleeve caps, and generous proportions. Payson knows: "This garment is designed to have 6” to 12” [15 to 30.5 cm] of wearing ease for a deliberately roomy, oversized fit." Which spells comfort for both men and women. This slouchy piece sports the gansey design on the back and front yokes only; the rest of the garment is plain st st. Startlingly simple to make, the written instructions don't even fill a whole page. The chart and schematics are large. From Nashua Handknits Book 25, North American Designers 5.

Pattern Detail

  • knit/purl yoke pattern not written out, but charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • fall/winter
  • straight (flat)
  • 2 sizes, finished 46.5" - 56; see data page
  • digital PDF has 3 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.0 mm
    • US 8
    • 17.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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