Traditional Guernsey Project Kit
This Guernsey pullover is a good introductory design, modelled on the Cornish designs with a textured yoke and plain body. It is worked back and forth to reduce weight while knitting though experienced Guernsey knitters may prefer to work in the round and work the sleeves downwards.
This kit includes the Traditional Guernsey pattern designed by June Onigbanjo, beautifully presented in one of our cotton projects bags! Perfect for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.
The kit is available in four sizes, please note these are the finished garment sizes including 10cm/4 inches positive ease.
36 inch finished chest kit includes 8 100g balls
38, 40, 42 inch finished chest kit includes 9 100g balls
44, 46 inch finished chest kit includes 10 100g balls
48, 50 inch finished chest kit includes 11 100g ballsRead More
SIZES AND YARN REQUIRED
The straight shaping and sleeve setting mean there is positive ease of around 10cm / 4 inches.
Historically, Guernseys would have been close fitting, so if you want a traditional tight fit make the size smaller than you would normally use, otherwise to wear over other things and for more of a tunic style make the size larger.
Chest: 91 (96, 101, 106, 111, 116, 121, 126) cm / 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) inches
Length from neck to hem: 70 (70, 73, 73, 76, 76, 76, 78) cm / 27.5 (27.5, 29, 29, 30, 30, 30, 31) inches
Sleeve underarm: 46 cm / 18 inches (or adjust to suit)
Blacker Yarns Guernsey yarn (116 metres / 121 yards per 50g)
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
1 pair 2.75mm (12 UK, 2 US) needles
1 pair 3 mm (11 UK, 2 US)
2 stitch holders
darning needle for sewing up
GAUGE / TENSION
26 sts x 45 rows = 10cm / 4 inches x 10cm / 4 inches, using stocking stitch and 3 mm needles
Adjust needle size to give required tension