Ganz is a slightly asymmetrical triangular shawl that begins with a cable and gansey panel. Stitches are picked up on the long side of the panel to work the stockinette stitch body. Easy two over two cables can be worked without a cable needle. Once the panel is done, the rest of the shawl is fairly mindless knitting.
Ganz is not for a rank beginner, but if you are comfortable with following a chart, knitting, purling, cabling and picking up stitches along a slipped stitch edge, this will be easy for you.
Please note that a solid colored yarn will show the gansey panel to its best advantage. Ganz is pictured here in the colors Plunge and Winter Wheat. Plunge is a gorgeous blue and a difficult color to photograph. The first picture represents the color most accurately.
• Neck edge width: approximately 64”/162.5cm
• Center depth: approximately 26”/67.5cm
23 stitches/32 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
• Madelinetosh Pashmina, 75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere,
360 yards per skein, 2 skeins. Actual yardage used is approximately 720 yards.
• US size 6/4.0 mm circular needles at 40”/100cm long.
• Cable needle (optional)
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle