Supplies for the
Gansey and Guernsey
Cape Ann Knitting Retreat sponsored by
COUNTRYWOOL
April 8 & 9, 2017
Rockport, MA


Please note: you may bring your own yarns and tools to this retreat.
Below are the yarns in stock at Countrywool that will work.
All knitting tools will be available. At least one needle in every size will be brought.
Pre-order any particular needles before March 10 to be sure they will be there for you!

There will be at least 4 carefully selected color kits for each project at the retreat when you get there. If you have a particular color in mind, send an e-mail and I'll be sure to pack it.

Credit cards, checks and cash are cheerfully accepted as payment!


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Seagull or Whitby Gansey Hat

          
              Seagull                                                  Whitby

Yarns used
ULTRA WOOL (machine wash) 100 grams/219 yds 
    and/or   CASCADE 220   wool/100 grams/ 220 yds
  
Tools Needed:
16” circular needles…# 4 and #6,
     1 set double pointed needles  # 6
     1 Marker
     Darning Needle



Northcott 3 Button Scarf 



1 skein PEACE FLEECE
          or LAMB’S PRIDE WORSTED
          or LANALOFT WORSTED
          or QUEEN CASHMERE
          or 2 skeins INDULGENCE, 1 skein RYSTIC TWEED held double
                 
1 pair #7 needles  (or size to obtain gauge)
darning needle
3 buttons  Ύ”

Gauge in pattern: 4 stitches = 1”



Gansey Scarf

Knit a scarf or shoulder wrap full of traditional Gansey pattern stitches Northcott, Staithes, Polperro, Scarborough and Whitby. Worked with alpaca, angora or all wool yarns, this can be worn buttoned over the shoulders, or if knitting continues on, as a full body wrap.

Gauge: 4.75 stitches = 1” blocked

scarf: 9” x 60”,
capelet/poncho (buttoned): 18” x 36”
Shoulder wrap: 18” x 60”

MATERIALS NEEDED:
adjust needle sizes to get the gauge!

THINNER – finer and drapier
#4 - 6 needles
yarn:
            Ultra Alpaca Light(50 g/144 yds)  
            OR
             Cascade 220 sport (50 g/164 yds)
Scarf: 2 skeins
Capelet:  4 skeins
               3 (or more!) buttons
               3 clip markers
Body Wrap:  6  skeins

THICKER –
a faster knit with better stitch definition
#5 -7 needles;
yarn:
         Rustic Tweed
Scarf: 2  skeins
Capelet: 3  skeins
               3 (or more!) buttons
               3 clip markers
Body Wrap:  5 skeins

ALL SIZES
row counter
darning needle

JR'S Whitby Gansey Sweater (for kids) 


 sizes 6 months - 12
Yarns needed:
Ultra Wool (machine wash) 100% Peruvian wool    100 g/219 yards
Cascade 220 100% Peruvian wool 100 g/220 yards
     6 mo, 350 (yards)
     1, 400
     2, 450                                                                               
     4, 500                                   
     6, 600                              
     8, 750
   10, 850
   12, 1000

Tools Needed:
sizes 3-6 months, 2,4:                              
16” ...sizes 5 and 7                       
double points in size 5 and 7
2..... spare circular needles smaller than # 7,16" or longer
stitch markers  AND   2 - 3” stitch holders  or waste yarn                 
                                    
sizes 6, 8, 10, 12:
24”  ...size 7
16”  ...sizes 5
double points sizes 5 and 7
2..... spare circular needles smaller than # 8, 16" or longer
stitch markers  AND   2 - 3” stitch holders  or waste yarn

Whitby Gansey


sizes 38" to 58" finished chest
Yarns needed:
Ultra Wool (machine wash) 100% Peruvian wool    100 g/219 yards
Cascade 220 100% Peruvian wool 100 g/220 yards
   38”, 1300 (yards)
   42”, 1400
   46”, 1500                                                                                
   50", 1700                                    
   54”, 1900                               
   58”, 2100

Tools Needed:
Needles:    16 and 32” ...sizes 5 and 7
                     double pointed needles set of 4 ...sizes 5  and 7
2..... spare circular needles smaller than # 7, 16" or longer
stitch markers    
2 - 3” stitch holders or waste yarn


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