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October 17, 2019

 Image of a white skinned woman wearing a dark blue hat and a light blue cowl. She is looking into the distance on a beach while leaning on a breakwater.


The Channel Island Cast On is a decorative long-tail cast on that forms small knots along the edge. Traditionally used on gansey patterns it looks particularly good with garter stitch and 1x1 rib. 

The cast-on example below is shown worked with a doubled strand of yarn forming the knots but can be worked with a single strand for a subtler appearance. 


channel island cast on from Ysolda Teague on Vimeo.


Knit the patterns: 

We love Gansey patterning and decided to go into our archive and reknit two old favourites. These were originally made in Blend no.1 and have now been reknit in Neighborhood Fiber Company Capital Luxury Sport. The cowl is made in Hollins Market and the hat in Reservoir Hill.

We are currently offering the Alleunmer cowl and Newhaven hat patterns as a bundle, buy the bundle for £6.50 for both patterns.

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