February 18, 2020
My next sweater pattern, Granton, will be released this Friday. Wardie’s older sibling, Granton, uses a thicker yarn, and has an easier buttonband more suited to the gauge. Granton is a classic long line cardigan with a deep v-neck and cosy pockets. The back and front are worked separately from the bottom up, which gives structure and allows two layers to be worked on the fronts for the neatly constructed pockets. The wide, relaxed-fit shoulders use an extended version of English tailoring, with all of the shaping at the back. The style is somewhere between a set-in and dropped shoulder with very shallow sleeve caps. The sleeves are worked flat, from the top down, on stitches picked up around the armhole. The ribbed buttonband is worked by picking up stitches around the fronts.
The Granton pattern includes 12 sizes, with finished chest measurements from 34 to 72"
It's sized by finished chest measurement (the measurement given includes the gap at the V-neck). If you have a larger bust we recommend choosing a size based on your upper bust measurement (find more info on choosing a sweater size here) rather than your full bust measurement.
The casual fit of Granton and dropped-ish sleeve construction works well with varying amounts of positive ease, although if you make it very oversized you may wish to skip the sleeve cap shaping and shorten the sleeves.
Our models are wearing size 3 with 4" / 10cm of positive ease and size 7 with 3" / 7.5cm of positive ease.
Here is the schematic so you can choose a size.
|chest (including gap at v)||34||36 1/2||40||43 1/2||47||50 3/4||54 1/4||57 3/4||61 1/4||65||68 1/2||72|
|back bottom width||17 3/4||19 1/2||21 1/4||23||25||26 3/4||28 1/2||30 1/4||32||33 3/4||35 1/2||37 1/4|
|back chest||16 1/2||18 1/4||20||21 3/4||23 1/2||25 1/4||27||29||30 3/4||32 1/2||34 1/4||36|
|back underarm to neck||7||7 3/4||8||8 1/2||9||9 1/2||9 3/4||10 1/2||11||11 1/2||12||12 1/2|
|back shoulder width||14 3/4||16||17||17 3/4||18 3/4||19 1/2||20 1/2||21 1/4||22 1/4||23||24||25|
|back neck||6 3/4||6 3/4||7||7||7 1/2||7 1/2||8||8||8 1/2||8 1/2||9||9|
|side length to underarm||16||16 1/4||16 1/4||16 1/2||16 3/4||17 1/2||17 1/2||17 1/2||17 3/4||17 3/4||18||18 1/4|
|front bottom width||9||9 3/4||10 3/4||11 1/2||12 1/2||13 1/4||14 1/4||15||16||17||17 3/4||18 3/4|
|front neck depth||11||11 3/4||12||12 1/2||13||13 1/2||13 3/4||14 1/2||15||15 3/4||16||16 1/2|
|total length||23||24||24 1/4||25 1/4||25 3/4||26 3/4||27||28||28 3/4||29 1/4||30||31|
|sleeve length||17 1/2||18||18 1/4||18 1/2||18 1/2||18 3/4||19||19 1/2||19 3/4||19 3/4||20||20 1/4|
|upper arm||11 1/2||12 1/2||13 3/4||14 3/4||16||17||18 1/4||19||20||21 1/4||22 1/4||23 1/2|
|cuff||8 1/2||9 1/4||9 1/4||9 1/4||10 1/4||10 1/4||11||11||11||12||12||12|
|chest (including gap at v)||84.5||91||100||109||118||126.5||135.5||144.5||153.5||162||171||180|
|back bottom width||44.5||49||53.5||58||62||66.5||71||75.5||80||84.5||89||93.5|
|back underarm to neck||17.5||19||20||21.5||22.5||24||24.5||26||27.5||28.5||30||31.5|
|back shoulder width||36.5||40||42||44.5||46.5||49||51||53.5||55.5||58||60||62|
|side length to underarm||40||40.5||40.5||41.5||42||43||43||43.5||44.5||44.5||45.5||46|
|front bottom width||22||24.5||26.5||29||31||33.5||35.5||38||40||42||44.5||46.5|
|front neck depth||27.5||29||30||31.5||32.5||34||34.5||36||37.5||39||40||41.5|
We used De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, a sustainably produced merino yarn from France. It's woollen spun, with a lovely squishy hand. One of the samples fits me and I'm really struggling not to wear it all the time! At £11 per 100g ball it's also really great value for a yarn of this quality.
You'll need 4[5, 5, 6, 6] (7, 7, 8, 8) [9, 9, 10] balls of Gilliatt for your chosen size of Granton. We've put together yarn packs for selected colours, you can find them here.
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