Baby Gansey

I recently finished a gansey sweater for my DGD. I named it Amilia’s Hodgepodge Gansey at Ravelry, because it is made from Beth Brown-Reinsel’s book Knitting Ganseys and has features from 4 different sweaters in that book.

The Channel Island cast on (at waist) is from the sampler in her book. BTW this is a great book and following the steps for the sampler she gives is like going to a workshop. I learned a lot about how sweaters are made that I have applied to sweaters I have knit myself without a pattern, since studying the book.

I cast on the number of stitches for the Jerod’s Gansey (smallest size) but my gauge was a little smaller than for that sweater so it came out narrower, and I made it a little longer.

This shows the shoulder strap that I made like the one on the sampler to join the front to the back. Also shows the rolled neck (from the Snakes and Ladders Gansey) and the Indian Corn Stitch used in the Chelsea’s Heart Gansey.

And here is Amilia modeling the sweater for me yesterday (8-23-08). I think it is big enough to fit her all or most of the winter. She will be 11 months old in a little over a week.

I put the hearts from the Chelsea’s gansey horizontally instead of vertically like Beth did, and used some of the design motifs from the Jerod’s Gansey. A true hodgepodge.

The yarn is some older Sirdar Classical Pure Wool Double Crepe. Needs to be handwashed.

:inlove: what a cutie she is and I love the sweater! You did a great job :yay:

The sweater is lovely and your DGD is very cute.

What a cute baby!! The sweater is cute too.

Amilia is adorable and the sweater looks lovely on her :slight_smile:

Your granddaughter is adorable!! Gorgeous sweater!!

I love that book too. I just did the sampler gansey and learned a lot. Great job on the sweater

Love the sweater & she is just too cute!

When I grow up I want to be able to hodge podge my way to a FO, just like you!

She’s beautiful! I so love babies, and love when moms and grandmoms post pictures of their babies wearing their new FO’s.

The gansey construction is really interesting, will have to add that book to my list.

What a cute baby and the sweater is pretty!

It and your DGD are beautiful!! Great job!

i dunno which is cuter,the finished project or the little one :teehee:

Good job!!!

That is SO sweet!!

As a lover of all things red…very cute! :slight_smile: After all that work it’s nice to know they’ll be able to wear it at least for a while.

Great job!


That’s beautiful!:inlove:

Your granddaughter is so cute. You are brave to knit a sweater for an 11 month old. I never sewed quick enough for mine until she had grown out of it, at that age. I sew faster than I knit. The sweater is beautiful. That would cost a fortune in a store.:cheering:

Amilia is just adorable. I love the sweater, will have to check Amazon to see if they have the book here in the UK.

taht is absolutly georgous. i love the colourt and dgd is sooo cute.


OH WOW! The sweater is just fantabulous! And what a gorgeous baby, too! The clear red is so wonderful on fair skinned, blue-eyed folks! And your DGD is no exception! Wonderful work!

You’re a true trailblazer, Judy! You always succeed in your creations! It is a world that you are comfortable in…the design world!

Thanks for sharing all the great photos! :muah: