Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tina's Sweater

Now on hold waiting for cooler weather is my dear friend Tina's gansey. Tina lives in Florida and only wears a sweater once in awhile during winter. She has only one, so I measured everything and decided to make one for her. Tina is Irish with red hair, her favorite color is green. It had to be cotton and light weight - no worsted weight- and she wanted a pullover with a stand up neckband. I finally settled on Casco Bay Sport cotton from Halcyon and the pattern is from Beth Brown-Reinsel's "Knitting Ganseys". It's kind of wimpy feeling but that is what she wanted. It does show the patterns well and the color is perfect. She tried it on when up in Maine on vacation and it fits well. Now all I have to do is finish it and hand deliver it of course. February is coming! If she ever moves back north again I will have to make a "real" wool Irish sweater for her.


Ed said...

I made this same sweater in blue gansey yarn from Meg Swanson's Schoolhouse Press. YOur sweater is lovely, the green will look wonderful with red hair.
Grand Haven, MI

AnneB said...

Glad you showed your summer projects. You are some prolific knitter.