A classic seaman’s gansey adapted with feminine shaping adds tomboy charm to any wardrobe. Alvy features coin cables on a ground of double moss stitch, knit from a combination of charts and written directions. The pullover is worked in the round in Shelter from a tubular cast on. Waist shaping, set-in sleeves, and a traditional 2-4” of ease keep the silhouette flattering. The cuffs, hem, and shoulders are embellished with welt details for an extra touch of nautical flair.
- 1020 (1145, 1290, 1435, 1610, 1745) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Almanac
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 19 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch or Double Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Note: Be sure to check both gauges.
- 10-stitch panel from Coin Cable Chart measures 1½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing and Welts)
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, three sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size C (for Tubular Cast On & Neckband only)
- One each 16″ and 32″ circular needles*, one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs or 16″ circular needle if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves or Neckband).
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
- 33 (37¼, 41½, 45¾, 50, 54)” circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 2–4″
- Sample shown is size 37¼” with + 4¼” ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
- 1×1 Tubular Cast On
- Garter Stitch Selvedge
- Short Rows: Turn & Slip Method
- Joinery Bind Off (Three-Needle Bind Off)
- Sewn Bind Off (Elizabeth Zimmermann’s method)