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by Ysolda support@ysolda.com April 06, 2020 4 min read

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.

Where to measure

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.

illustration showing tape measure around the underarm above the bust and around the fullest part of the bust

Read more about taking your measurements in this post.

The sleeves

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!

How much ease?

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.

SIZING

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.

line drawing schematic of Glenmore sweater

Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Inches
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
CM
Chest 97 106 115.5 124.5 134 143 152.5 161.5 171 180 189 198.5
Neck width 15.5 18.5 18.5 20 20 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.5 23 23 24.5
Shoulder width 47 50 56 61 64 65.5 68.5 68.5 68.5 73 73 74.5
Bicep 26 29 32.5 35.5 38.5 40 43 46 49 52.5 55.5 57
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
Cuff  20 20 21.5 23 23 24.5 24.5 26 26 27.5 29 29
Sleeve length 39 41 41 42 43 43 44 44 45 46 46 47

Join the Glenmore KAL!

You don't have to do anything special to sign up, just buy the pattern (release date: April 8th) and share your progress. Use the hashtag #glenmorekal on instagram, twitter and your Ravelry project, so everyone can see your photos and come and say hi in our Ravelry group.

Read all posts in the Glenmore KAL series. 

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Ysolda support@ysolda.com
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Ysolda designs knitting patterns, spent years teaching at events and loves to find new yarns and books to share.



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