Gansey Knitting and Design with Donna Kay (2019)

Gansey Knitting and Design 
Donna Kay 
September 30 – Oct 4 (Mon – Fri) 


Inspired by the beautiful Dutch and British ganseys, designer, Donna Kay created this workshop for the knitter who wants to learn the techniques needed to knit a traditional fisherman’s gansey. Traditional stitch patterns and construction techniques as well as planning and customizing a garment will all be explored as well as the historic component, garment construction and use of traditional stitch patterns. The class project will be creating your own sweater design or using one of Donna’s designs and by the end of the class you will be ready to take home your partially knitted sweater and you will have the confidence to finish it.

Proficiency Level: Open to knitters with some experience who are comfortable with circular and/or double-point needles.  


About the Instructor

Donna Kay is from Barrington, New Hampshire and has been teaching knitting and designing knitting patterns for over twenty-five years. She is also an accomplished handspinner. ‘Folk’ knitting is her passion and she delights in sharing her knowledge with others through her teaching and designs. Donna’s designs have frequently appeared in popular knitting magazines such as Interweave Knits, as well as in the books, Christmas Stockings and Knitter’s Stash. In order to further promote the art of traditional handknitting, she started her own company, Tree of Life Designs


Please call 1(603) 827-3996 for more information or to sign up for the class. 

We highly recommend staying in our Cheshire Mills Boarding house while taking a class. The Cheshire Mills Boarding House is inexpensive, and only a quick walk to the studio and shop! Learn more.