Brooklyn Tweed: Ganseys Collection

It might be spring, but it’s still cool enough to enjoy the new Brooklyn Tweed Ganseys collection. I’m always left impressed and speechless with the balance of detail that Brooklyn Tweed puts into each pattern. It’s always just the right amount of detail to keep the knitter engaged, and also end up with a timeless, exquisite piece to add to their knitwear collection. The Ganseys collection is no exception to this, with intricate cables, rich textures, and lace motifs that pay homage to the seaman’s sweaters of the British Isles. This collection will make you long for a trip to the beach on a cool, breezy day, a lovely boat ride, and year-round sweater weather.

Here are a few of my favorites from the collection:

Vanora: Delicate cables mixed with great texture makes the Vanora pullover one of my favorites from the Ganseys collection. When I look at this sweater I think of sitting on my friend’s sailboat in Sausalito on a sunny day. The wind has started to pick up, the sun is starting to set, and the Vanora is what I reach for to keep me warm. The pretty details of the Vanora would show up best in a light color. I’m a sucker for anything blue, so I’m thinking of making one in Faded Quilt.

Forge: Two of my favorite things: hats and cables! Upon first glance, I thought the OXO cable motif was actually XOXO, which I thought was quite fitting. Hugs and kisses to keep your head warm. When I get all my work in progress projects off my needles, I will be jumping to start on the Forge watch cap. The cables, texture, and faux fold-over brim will make for an interesting and engaging knit. I usually like my hats in neutral colors, but I think it’s time to add some color to my hat collection and Thistle is calling my name.

Fairweather: Feminine, elegant, and intricate. The Fairweather pullover is my favorite pattern out of the Ganseys collection. A pullover that can be used for layering during the cooler seasons over your favorite button-up, or over a tank during the spring. The pretty lace motifs add a delicate touch to this beautiful pullover. The Fairweather will look beautiful in any color, bright, light, or neutral. I’m torn between knitting one in Blanket Fort, a pretty lilac, or Cinnabar, a bold poppy red.

All images © Brooklyn Tweed.


April 08, 2016 by Laura Oriana Konstin
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