Glenmore is an easy top-down sweater with an oversized fit. The shoulders are worked in one piece and then divided for front and back. The upper front and back are each worked flat and then joined in the round at the underarm. The body is worked in the round, and directions are given for both cropped and regular lengths. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked top down in the round. The drop shoulder construction means that there is no sleeve cap shaping to worry about. The pattern is worked in a deceptively simple knit purl pattern – if you can knit ribbing you can knit this.Inclusive sizing:
Glenmore includes cropped and full length versions, and 12 sizes with finished chest measurements from 38 3/4" to 78 1/2" and is intended to be worn with significant positive ease. That's roughly equivalent to XS to 7XL.
The pattern includes a link to a spreadsheet which you can use to adjust the bicep and sleeve length to suit your body, without doing any maths. We'll look at how to use the spreadsheet in an upcoming blog post.
Glenmore is our second sweater pattern to include three pattern layout options: Print, Mobile and Low vision. The print version is our standard layout with 3 columns, it's optimised to be easy to follow without using tons of paper or ink and works well on larger tablets and computers.
The mobile version is a single column with an aspect ratio that fits most smartphones. I know I usually knit from patterns on my phone so this should save you from constantly zooming in and out to read your pattern.
The low vision version has large black text, no italics includes alt text on all images. Screen reader software should read everything in the right order, but might struggle with abbreviations, we're looking at ways to make this aspect more accessible. Print or use on larger screens. We've aimed to meet the low vision pattern standards on Ravelry and have had help from some wonderful Ravelers in making this version of the pattern, if you have any feedback on how we could make it more accessible for you please get in touch.
Note that the 3 versions are only available via Ravelry, if you purchase your pattern on our website you'll be able to access them by clicking the "add to library" button after purchase rather than directly downloading the pattern.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis we're currently only shipping a limited range of products. The Glenmore collection will continue to be available to order until Sunday April 12th and can be found here.
You don't have to do anything special to sign up, just buy the pattern 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. There will be prizes!
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.