Thy voice calls me ever, forget thee I’ll never,
Island of beauty. Sarnia Cherie.
Chorus of Sarnia Cherie our “unofficial” Island anthem. Read the full text here.Named for my beloved island of Guernsey, which we like to think is the home of Gansey/Guernsey design. A simple rectangle worked from end to end, this wrap contains traditional gansey patterning that represents the ropes, ladders and nets that made up my father’s working life as a professional fisherman. The seed st borders will help the whole design to lie flat. Work in a cotton mix for a cool summer wrap or a classic wool for a cozy wrap for the colder months.
22 inches (56 cm) wide and 72 inches (183cm) long
Unique Sheep Green Sheep cotton bamboo fingering weight (51% cotton 49% bamboo, 440 yds [402m]/ 100g [3.53 oz]), Ocean Wind, 3 skeins.
Thanks to Unique Sheep for providing the yarn and to Judy for knitting the sample!
Size US 4 (3.25mm): straight or 36” (91cm) circular
removable markers; tapestry needle;
24 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
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About the Designer: Janine Le Cras
I learned to knit at my grandmother’s knee at the age of about 7 and knitted right through school and up until my children got to an age where they refused to wear hand knits. I started knitting again seriously after a hiatus of about 10 years. Then I discovered the online knitting community. Knitting on a small island in the middle of the English Channel can be rather lonely.
Thanks to the Internet I have rediscovered my knitting mojo, learned to spin, acquired a stash (both yarn and fibre), bought a wheel and started designing in earnest – not necessarily in that order.
Since then I have been fortunate enough to have designs accepted by several publishers. I have designed for Magknits, Knotions, and Yarn Forward and have had patterns published in several books including Knitting in the Sun, The Joy of Sox, and Sock Club.
I enjoy a wonderful working relationship with the Girls at the Unique Sheep and have designed several things showcasing their yarns including our ongoing series of lace shawl Mystery KALs inspired by classic children’s books.
I also have many designs available on Ravelry, and also a few now available via KCDesigns, ready to knit in the Knit Companion app.