Posted by: Mare F | September 6, 2018

Thursday chat

A couple of weeks ago I signed up for Gansey Knitting 101 from Knitting Daily and Interweave. It may just be that spending the past year and a half building up stock while stash busting has colored my thoughts on sweaters or perhaps it’s just the right time for me to try to make myself something of note, but I also purchased Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Rensel.



I thought, at first that it was the fact that this book has a cardigan in it that finally swayed me, because, really, I do not need anymore pattern books, but this one is a delightful how-to on the construction of the sweaters also. And wouldn’t you know, I found at least 3 sweaters that really caught my heart so now comes the fun part of deciding which one to tackle first. There will be more to come on this topic, I’m certain, but for now I’m just happy that a complicated project has inspired me to ramp up my skills….and concentration, concentration is the big issue here.


  1. I agree…I have this book coming….This is going to be my “after Christmas and New Year clean-up”, project….Concentration is the key word!! I see a lot of small swatches for the beginning..the learning part…

    • That’s brilliant and I love the timing you’ve chosen. Perhaps we can tag team it. I also see swatches coming and that is unusual for me as I don’t make things which require gauge. đŸ™‚

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