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by Ysolda support@ysolda.com June 10, 2020 3 min read

Glenmore Aran is now available!

All proceeds from the sales of this pattern, and original Glenmore sales from June 1st, will go to the Loveland Foundation. Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of colour in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.

White woman with curly hair wearing a cropped, white sweater with a textured pattern and boxy shape, and blue shorts, standing smilling with both hands messing up her hair

One of the things that became clear during lockdown is that options can be a gift. With that in mind, we want to enable choices wherever possible so we have regauged the original Glenmore pattern. Today we are releasing Glenmore Aran, a new medium weight version of one of our most popular recent patterns.

The same model is pictured in profile looking at a flowering clematis covered wall

Glenmore is a textured, oversized pullover knitting pattern that’s as easy to knit as it is to wear. Originally, this pattern called for a bulky weight yarn and created a textured pattern with cropped and regular length versions. Simple stitches and seamless, top-down construction make it the perfect pattern for beginner sweater knitters and many of you joined us for the Glenmore knitalong.Click that link to find a series of blog posts and tutorials ready to help you complete this sweater, all tutorials apply to both versions of the pattern.

Discount offer

If you already own the original Glenmore, you can purchase Glenmore Aran for half price.

In order to receive your discount please ensure that you are purchasing Glenmore Aran on the same platform that you used for your original purchase:

On Ravelry the 50% discount will automatically apply if you have previously purchased Glenmore on Ravelry.

Use the discount code ‘GLENMORE’ at checkout if you’ve already purchased Glenmore on ysolda.com 

Why we're donating to the Loveland Foundation

Throughout the month of June, and continuing through our July birthday sale, we'll be donating 20% of all of our sales to Black led organisations which centre queer and trans people. Our goal is to support both organisations that are working on justice and political change directly, and those whose justice work is focussed on supporting their communities to thrive. For the week beginning June 8th we choose to donate to the Loveland Foundation, but we wanted to raise more, without profiting ourselves, and in a way that would make our support ongoing, so we decided to donate 100% of the revenue generated from this pattern. We plan to make regular donations going forward and all future revenue generated from both Glenmore patterns will be donated to the Loveland Foundation.

A black woman leans casually against a graffited wall, with one foot propped up on the stair behind her. She is wearing a lilac coloured jumpsuit with a cropped long sleeve textured wool jumper. Her hair is pulled back in a ponytail on top of her head. She's looking directly at the camera with a small smile.

Our model for the original cropped version of Glenmore was Aja Barber who asked that her fee be donated to Loveland Foundation at the time. If you don’t know Aja, Aja is a writer, personal stylist and style consultant whose work focuses on sustainability, ethics, intersectional feminism, racism and all the ways systems of power affect our buying habits. She can be found over at her Instagram @ajabarber, microblogging daily, and on Patreon.

The Loveland Foundation was founded by Rachel Cargle, and, through the Loveland Therapy Fund, funds therapy for Black women and girls throughout the United States. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately they hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities they serve. You can find out more about them, donate directly, or apply for financial assistance on their website. I (Ysolda) have been watching The Next Questionrecently and the episode with Rachel Cargle is a great place to learn more about her work, and their conversation is vital, educational and joyful. 

If you weren't already planning to make a purchase or knit this pattern we'd invite you to donate directly.

For transparency we'll be donating the full pattern price you pay minus any VAT or transaction fees. 

Ysolda support@ysolda.com
Ysolda support@ysolda.com

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

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