When a community holds a member to account it is not to pursue them unto ruin — it is to allow them a chance to reimburse their good standing Grace Anna, “To Owe An Apology”, Unfinished Object
On 3rd May we published a blog post titled ‘Gilliatt Sweater Roundup’. Our intention was to celebrate this new yarn line that’s just been added to the online store by showing designs offered in this yarn. We wanted to show the yarn knit up in garments so the drape and character of the fabric created could be seen. As a team we wanted to only include designs that were inclusively sized both in terms of measurement and the intended amount of ease the garment is to be worn with. However, in presenting this, we were insensitive to what was being highlighted: a lack of those sizes needed.
Expressing frustration when it was not ours to express meant we received a thoughtful and honest message saying that a reader and customer felt hurt. This was never our intention and yet we know all too well that intentions, however well meaning, can hurt. After some discussion as a team (and with this kind person), we would like to offer a post that celebrates inclusive patterns (and those designers) for garments that would easily work with Gilliatt and any similar worsted weight yarn.
If you click on the pictures, they link to each design's Ravelry pattern page allowing you to check out other people's projects and further details.
Antler Pullover (Jan 2019)
Tin Can Knits
A pullover follow-up to the popular Antler Cardigan, this seamless sweater is worked from the bottom up with a yoke full of cables that’ll pop in Gilliatt. 28 sizes run from babies to adults.
Finished chest measurement from 18.5” to 60.5”.
Colour work sweaters for everybody! This two-colour pullover is knit in the round from the bottom up with raglan shaping, and is sized from babies to adults.
Finished chest: 20” - 60”, 16 sizes, 1-3” ease for child’s sizes, 4-8” ease for adult sizes
A seamless raglan cardigan with overlapping fronts and one button closure or optional I-cord ties. A subtle diagonal texture pattern is worked on the body, along with integrated I-cord and garter stitch edgings. Long sleeves feature deep garter stitch cuffs and a center garter stitch panel.
Finished chest: 30.5” - 59”, shown with 2” negative ease
Bristol Ivy (written for Jill Draper Kingston)
A gorgeous cardigan from the inimitable brain of Bristol Ivy, this detail-filled project features lots of couture techniques, including steeking, sewn-on button bands, and afterthought pockets.
Finished chest measurements of 35” - 62.75”, 12 sizes, shown with 6” of ease.
This graphic pullover is worked seamlessly from the bottom up, with balloon sleeves and a slip-stitch mosaic yoke detail.
To Fit Chest: 28-30” up to 60-62”, 9 sizes, 1-3.5” ease
(free via Knitty) Amy Christoffers
A casual fit cardigan or jacket with an interesting side-to-side construction and a chunky horizontal cable. Free via Knitty.
Finished chest: 36” - 60”, 7 sizes, 3-6” ease
South Bay Sweater
A raglan pullover, worked seamlessly from the top down with an inset garter panel and three-quarter sleeves. There are 2 style options for finishing the neck.
Finished chest: 31.5 - 61”, 9 sizes, 0-2” ease
A squishy moss stitch cardigan knit from the top down with extra-long seamless set-in sleeves, deep ribbing, and patch pockets.
Finished chest: 33” - 66”, 12 sizes, 2-6” ease
Benjamin Krudwig (from Twist Collective)
A textured chevron stitch adds interest and warmth to this bottom-up seamless raglan. Options for three-quarter or full length sleeves.
Finished Chest: 31.5” - 58.25”, 7 sizes
This sophisticated cardigan (with integrated pockets!) is worked from the top down in a variety of texture stitches to keep you interested. The lush shawl collar is worked in brioche stitch.
Finished chest: 36.75” - 60”, 10 sizes, 3-6” ease
.... And it's a big one! Usually, the sale runs across a set number of days and things get pretty fast paced around here with shipping and customer service emails. With the need to continue to prioritise staff safety and a smaller team than usual, we decided to make this a whole birthday month.