Cables, Diamonds, & Herringbone: Secrets of Knitting Traditional Fishermen's Sweaters


A translation of a book published in Germany in 2004, this book includes knitting patterns for traditional-style Guernsey, Jersey, and Filey fishermen's sweaters, as well as how to adapt the textural motifs from these sweaters to modern garments.

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A translation of a book published in Germany in 2004, this book includes knitting patterns for traditional-style Guernsey, Jersey, and Filey fishermen's sweaters, as well as how to adapt the textural motifs from these sweaters to modern garments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892726882
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 10/25/2007
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     6
The History of the Ganseys     7
The Fisherman's Sweater     9
Sweaters with Underarm Gussets     10
Sweaters with Shaped Armholes     10
Materials, Tools, and Techniques     11
Yarns     11
Needles     11
Other Tools     11
Preparing to Knit     12
Check Your Gauge     12
Casting On     13
The Ribbing     13
Joining a New Ball of Yarn     13
Leaving Stitches     13
Seam Line Stitches     13
Selvedge Stitch     14
Measurements and Shaping     14
How to Measure     15
A Word about Measurements     15
The Sleeves     16
The Underarm Gusset     16
Three Knit Stitches as Seam Line     17
Two Knit Stitches as Seam Line     17
One Patterned Stitch as Seam Line     17
Increase along Central Axis     17
Joining Shoulders     18
Three-Needle Cast-Off on the Inside     18
Three-Needle Cast-Off on the Outside     18
Grafting Shoulder Stitches Together (Kitchener Stitch)     18
Three-Needle Cast-Off with Neck Gusset     19
Honzontally Knit Shoulder Strap (Saddle Shoulder)     19
Horizontally Knit Shoulder Strap with Neck Gussets     19
Checking the Fit     20
Legends for Diagrams     20
Illustrated Sweater Knitting Course     21
Knitting These Sweater Designs     23
Sweater Designs     24
The Working Sweater     25
Ladies' Basic Sweater     29
Gina's Pattern     32
Sheringham Gansey     36
Moray Firth     40
Church Windows     44
Traditional Gansey     48
The Patterns     52
Seed and Moss Stitch Patterns     54
Vertical Textured Patterns     55
Horizontal Patterns     57
Vertical Patterns with Motifs     63
Cables     63
Diamonds     67
Herringbone     71
Zig-Zags     72
Steps, Ladders, and Bias Lines     76
Tree of Life     79
Triangles     82
Chevrons     84
Complex Patterns     85
Filey and Flamborough     85
Eriskay      90
More Pictorial Motifs     94
Initials     95
Yarn Sources     96
Bibliography     96
Acknowledgments     96
Photography and Art Credits     96
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