Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Modern Gansey

Well, eleven months after its creation, I've finally got around to publishing this pattern onto Ravelry.









Done!

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    1. Kind of you, especially when I think of this as a sort of utilitarian sweater, not a particularly stylish one. But there's a place in one's wardrobe for this sort of thing. More so if you're male, I think.

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  2. Very nice. Nice slim profile. Yes indeed, there is a place in every Canadian's wardrobe for a sweater like this.

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    1. Well, actually I recommend going up a size for the women's version to create a wide, cropped silhouette with high neck. I think it's more flattering to the female figure that way. I usually wear a 36", but here you see me in a 40". James, who is considerably taller than I am is also wearing a 40" sweater, but it appears long and slim on him.

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  3. A very Canadian sweater!! And it looks absolutely wonderful on James! But, alas, my neck is too short & my body too round to ever wear it myself. Another successful design!

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    1. It's true that I don't feel compelled to design every sweater to suit every body, even though there's pressure to do just that. Magazines want designs that will suit as many body types as possible. The nice thing about Ravelry is that I can design and publish what I want without such concerns. That said, this is a "recipe-style" pattern, so if you really wanted to, you could adapt the collar and body length + width to suit your shape.

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  4. Nice work. And it looks to be wearable by both males and females!!! I can see this actually as a father/ son duo of sweaters, sort of like what Tin Can Knits has been doing.

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    1. Good idea, except that, not having any little people in our family at this point in time, I have little incentive to knit for kids. Besides, so many other designers do that so well.

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