Glenmore is a (modified) drop shoulder style sweater worked from the top-down. That's an incredibly forgiving combination in terms of sizing. The style looks best fairly oversized, so if your gauge is a little off it will just be a bit more or less oversized and the top-down construction means you can try it on to check the length is right. Cropped and regular lengths are included in the directions but, as long as you have plenty of yarn you can wait to decide until you've knit the cropped length to decide which you prefer.
The pattern includes 12 sizes with finished chest measurements between 38 3/4” (97cm) and 79 1/2” (198.5cm). The modified drop shoulder construction requires significant positive ease. Choose a size with between 8 and 14” of positive ease at the chest. The full schematic and sizing chart are shown below.
Because Glenmore has such a simple shape choose a size based on the finished measurement without worrying too much about the other measurements. Measure your body and add your desired amount of ease. If you have a proportionally large bust measure your high bust and add your desired amount of positive ease to that measurement, rather than the fullest part of your bust.
Read more about taking your measurements in this post.
The sleeves are intended to fit more closely than the body, with approx 1-2" of positive ease around the bicep. If, after looking at the schematic, you need to make adjustments to the bicep circumference or sleeve length, we’ve built this handy spreadsheet to help with your adjustments. Note that the bicep circumference depends on how deep the armhole is so use the spreadsheet to make your adjustments before beginning the sweater, not when you get to the sleeve!
Our samples and preview knitter's projects are a great way to see how different amounts of ease look on different bodies.
If you have a similar garment which you like the fit of try measuring it across the chest to see how much ease it has.
If you're not sure what ease is, this blog post goes into more detail, but it's essentially how much of a difference there is between your body measurement and the measurement of the sweater. You'll want to add your desired ease to your body measurement before choosing a size.
Proportional ease: we've given ease as a range of absolute numbers rather than a percentage of the chest measurement because it's easier to work with. However you may want to consider that 8" of positive ease is approximately 20% of the smallest size and only 10% of the largest. For a similar fit choose an amount of positive ease that's proportionally similar to your size.
1[2, 3, 4, 5] (6, 7, 8, 9) [10, 11, 12]
38¾[42½, 46¼, 49¾, 53½] (57¼, 61, 64½, 68¼) [72, 75¾, 79½]"/ 97[106, 115.5, 124.5, 134] (143, 152.5, 161.5, 171) [180, 189, 198.5]cm finished chest circumference.
Suggested ease of 8–14" / 20–35cm.
|Chest||38 3/4||42 1/2||46 1/4||49 3/4||53 1/2||57 1/4||61||64 1/2||68 1/4||72||75 3/4||79 1/2|
|Neck width||6 1/4||7 1/2||7 1/2||8||8||8 1/2||8 1/2||8 1/2||8 1/2||9 1/4||9 1/4||9 3/4|
|Shoulder width||18 3/4||20||22 1/2||24 1/4||25 1/2||26 1/4||27 1/2||27 1/2||27 1/2||29 1/4||29 1/4||29 3/4|
|Bicep||10 1/2||11 3/4||13||14 1/4||15 1/2||16||17 1/4||18 1/2||19 3/4||21||22 1/4||22 3/4|
|Total length - regular||22 1/4||23||24 3/4||25 3/4||27 1/4||27 1/4||28 1/4||28||28||29||28 3/4||29|
|Length to underarm - regular||13 1/2||13 3/4||14||14 1/4||14 1/2||14 3/4||15||15 1/4||15 1/2||15 3/4||16||16 1/4|
|Total length - cropped||16 1/4||17||18 3/4||19 3/4||22 1/4||22 1/4||23 1/4||23||23||24||23 3/4||24|
|Length to underarm - cropped||7 1/2||7 3/4||8||8 1/4||9 1/2||9 3/4||10||10 1/4||10 1/2||10 3/4||11||11 1/4|
|Cuff||8||8||8 1/2||9 1/4||9 1/4||9 3/4||9 3/4||10 1/2||10 1/2||11||11 3/4||11 3/4|
|Sleeve length||15 1/2||16 1/2||16 1/2||16 3/4||17 1/4||17 1/4||17 1/2||17 1/2||18||18 1/2||18 1/2||18 3/4|
|Total length - regular||56||57.5||62||64.5||68.5||68||70.5||70||70||72.5||72||72.5|
|Length to underarm - regular||34||34.5||35||35.5||36.5||37||37.5||38||39||39.5||40||40.5|
|Total length - cropped||41||42.5||47||49.5||56||55.5||58||57.5||57.5||60||59.5||60|
|Length to underarm - cropped||19||19.5||20||20.5||24||24.5||25||25.5||26.5||27||27.5||28|
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Congratulations to our Glenmore KAL prize winners! If you're still working on your Glenmore this blog series will stay up, so you can refer back to the tutorial for any section as you knit at your own pace. For inspiration and motivation check out all the lovely Glenmore projects here.