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Madison, CT 06443

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Welcome to Madison Wool!  We are a fiber lover’s paradise, with fine yarns for hand knitting plus one of a kind, handspun art yarns that you cannot find anywhere else! 

Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey

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Thursday Night Knitters-Traditonal Gansey

Thursday Night Knitters:  Traditional Fishermen's Gansey. With Mary Crosby.  6 Sessions- June 7, 21, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, 2018.  7-9 PM.  $125.00.  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  

Come learn how to make a traditional Gansey!  Ganseys are seamless in construction, knitted in the round from the bottom up, with the shoulders knitted together and the arms knitted on from the shoulder down.  There is a diamond-shaped gusset in the underarm, creating freedom of movement and eliminating the wear and tear that often results in the seams of garments that are knitted in pieces and sewn together. Each village or region had its signature gansey pattern, and individual families would often have their own variations.  Traveling fishermen would often know each other's home region by their ganseys.  In some accounts, a woman might only knit one pattern in her life, passing it down orally to the next generation.

You can make any size you'd like- child to adult, and make it sleeveless for a vest as an option.   You will learn many fun techniques too- Channel Island cast on, garter-stitch split welt, underarm gussets, knit-purl patterning on upper body. Knit completely in the round, and you'll be using worsted-aran weight yarn!  Join us for this fun sweater this summer to get a jump on winter! 

Later Event: August 28
Stitch and Beach- ON THE BEACH