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 These were originally made in Blend no.1 and have now been reknit in Neighborhood Fiber Company Capital Luxury Sport.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.
The neat brim is worked in garter stitch at a tight gauge with short row shaping so that it’s longer over the ears — a minimalist approach to ear flaps. The crown is softly gathered with rapid decreases and joined with a 3-needle-bind-off worked from the inside. This creates a tidy seam detail more often found on ready to wear.
A decorative Channel Islands cast-on gives the bottom garter stitch band a knotted edge and incorporates another traditional gansey element. The cowl is completed with a textured rib pattern and all of the stitch patterns look great when worn in either direction so there’s no need to worry about top and bottom.
26 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st on larger needles for Newhaven, 24 sts and 36 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st in the round for Alleunmer
s[m, l] Finished Circumference: 18½[19¾, 21]"/ 47[50, 53]cm Finished Length: 9¾[10, 10¼]" / 25[25.5, 26]cm at centre front, Hat Shown in medium
Cowl in small [large] Finished circumference: 20" / 50cm Finished height: 14" / 36cm, shown in small
Sport weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape. Shown in Capital Luxury Sport, cowl in Hollins Market and hat in Reservoir Hill.
Needles and notions
US 3 / 3.25mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd US 2 / 2.75mm 16" / 40cm circular needle for Newhaven US 4 / 3.5mm 32" / 80cm circular for Alleunmer
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