Nora Sleeveless Gansay cover

Nora Sleeveless Gansay Pattern

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Nora Sleeveless Gansay cover
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Product Description

For this pattern I used:

Yarn & Amounts: 4 (5) 100g hanks of  Purl &Jane Masham Mashup Aran  (75% Bluefaced Leicester wool & 25% Masham, 160m/174yds per 100g).

Metres/Yardage: 640 (800)m/
696 (870)yds.

Needles: 4.5mm (this is for the neck edge which is not knitted in the round) and 5mm long circular needle (this is for the bottom of the garment which is knitted in the round).

Gauge (tension): 18 stitches and 24 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 5mm needles.

Measurements:

To Fit Chest (suggested)
81.5-101.5
106.5-127
cm
 
32-40
42-50
ins
 
Actual Chest Size
108
136
cm
 
42¼
53½
ins
 
Length (from shoulder)
54
60
cm
 
21¼
23½
ins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My design ideas and advice: This sleeveless top is my first Purl &Jane garment that is knitted in the round. It is knitted for the bottom up and then divides for the front and back, which are then knitted in rows. This sleeveless top uses the same pattern as the Woodhouse Gansay but is different because it is knitted in the round and not the fact like the Woodhouse is.
The Nora is inspired, like the Woodhouse, by my total and absolute love of fisherman’s gansays. The history and why they were made is what knitting means to me – a personal hand knitted garment that keeps the wearer warm, dry and surrounded with a feeling of being loved while they work hard.