by Ysolda February 18, 2020

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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.

two people stand together wearing gilliatt cardigans in a murky green and grey. They're both wearing blue shirts with bows, one a traditional bow tie and one a pussy bow style. The one wearing the bow tie is smaller with brown skin and a buzz cut, and the other person has white skin and a brown bob.

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. 

Schematic illustration showing the back, front and sleeve of the granton cardigan

 

Inches
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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
CM
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 chest 41 45.5 50 54.5 59 63.5 68 72 76.5 81 85.5 90
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
back neck 16.5 16.5 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22
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
total length  57.5 60 60.5 63 64.5 66.5 67.5 70 72 73 75 77.5
sleeve length 44 44.5 45.5 46.5 46.5 47 48 48.5 49.5 49.5 50 51
upper arm 29 31 34.5 36.5 40 42 45.5 48 50 53.5 55.5 59
cuff 21 23.5 23.5 23.5 25.5 25.5 28 28 28 30 30 30

 

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. 

gif off a ball of chartreuse gilliatt being squished by two white hands

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.

 

Ysolda

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



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