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Knitting ganseys : techniques and patterns for traditional sweaters / Beth Brown-Reinsel.

By: Brown-Reinsel, Beth, 1954-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc., [2018]Edition: Revised and updated [edition].Description: 191 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781632506160; 1632506165.Subject(s): Sweaters | Knitting -- PatternsDDC classification: 746.9/2 Summary: This newly revised and updated edition provides more information on the gansey tradition as well as new, modern patterns.
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Originally released in 1993, Beth Brown-Reinsel's bestseller, Knitting Ganseys, is a classic in the hearts of traditional and modern knitters alike, bringing this historic tradition to your needles for 25 years! This completely revised and update version of the perennial bestseller includes 100% new photography, new patterns, and more! This special edition celebrates with new patterns for sweaters in the traditional gansey style as well as new explorations of modern gansey-inspired patterns. Full-colour, step-by-step photography walks you through a variety of traditional gansey techniques and construction methods, plus contemporary sources for traditional gansey yarns are shared, making this as vital to your knitting library as the original. AUTHOR: Beth Brown-Reinsel has been a knitter for most of her life. She has been teaching workshops since 1989, and has gained a reputation as a competent, patient, and kind traditional knitting instructor. Her focus is on historical knitting. SELLING POINTS: * 25 Years - This classic book on ganseys celebrates 25 years. * New Patterns - Included are new patterns for sweaters, mittens, socks and more! Follows the same format of the original book that readers love. * Library Must-Have - New charts, colour photography, and new sources make this classic book a must-have for your knitting library. 200 colour photos; 25 b/w illustrations

Includes bibliographical references (page 186) and index.

This newly revised and updated edition provides more information on the gansey tradition as well as new, modern patterns.

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*Starred Review* There's nothing quite so daunting for knitters as tackling a traditional English-Scottish cabled-patterned sweater from scratch for the first time. Fortunately, Brown-Reinsel has thoroughly updated her ultimate knitter's guide to ganseys (distinguished from Aran sweaters because of their Irish heritage and early-twentieth century roots, among other elements), first published 25 years ago. Several of the nine patterns are new, as is the plethora of color photographs that accompany each pattern as well as the stitches, techniques, and swatches that require visual explanation. Brown-Reinsel's fans won't be surprised by her exquisite attention to detail. Each chapter lays out the construction and fashioning of one sweater section: the lower body, pattern motifs, the underarm gusset, the upper body and neckline, shoulder straps and joins, the sleeves, finishing the neckline. She highly advocates starting with a sample doll-size sweater and includes instructions for doing so along with the full-size directions. In between are sidebars, from practical how-tos and trouble-shooting advice to notes on the fishing industry and fisher girls. If none of Brown-Reinsel's designs appeal (though the gansey dress, in particular, is hard to resist), complete instructions for individualized gansey-making are showcased. This knitter's old (and new) best friend includes lists of sources and supplies, abbreviations, and metric conversions.--Barbara Jacobs Copyright 2018 Booklist