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Di Gilpin

Brooklyn Bomber Jacket Pattern

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    A modern classic with loads of texture, cables and rib... high neck, cross over front and reversible!

    The Brooklyn Jacket is available in 2 sizes and is knitted using 3 balls of Di Gilpin's Lalland Scottish Lambswool knitted together, to create a chunky weight. There are sections which are knitted using only 2 balls of wool: this creates a lighter texture where needed.

    The design is knitted in one piece, starting with the back, knitting up over the shoulders, dividing for the left front and right front, which are knitted in sequence. The sleeves are knitted down from the top of the dropped shoulder created in the main body of the knit. The collar is picked up from the right front, back neck edge and left front and knitted out in rib with a mixture of 2 or 3 strands of yarn. There is a choice of 1 or 3 buttons to fasten the piece.

    SIZES
    Small/Medium (Medium/Large)

    YARN
    Di Gilpin Lalland, 100% Scottish lambswool, 50gr/ball. Pattern uses three balls knitted together.
    6 (7) balls of each of 3 colourways. Total 18 (21) balls.

    NEEDLES
    1 pair size 5.0 mm (US 8, UK 6) needles
    1 pair size 6.0 mm (US 10, UK 4) needles
    1 pair size 6.5 mm (US 10.5, UK 3) needles 1 circular needle 6.5 mm (US 10.5, UK 3) Cable Needle, Sewing Needle to Finish
    3 Large Buttons, 1 Small Button

    TENSION
    18sts and 20 rows on 6.0mm needles in k2,p2 rib (3 strands of wool) over 4 ins (10 cms).
    In Dropped Stitch Pattern, worked on 6.5mm needles with 3 strands of wool and over 26 stitch pattern: 5.5 ins (14 cms) to 26 sts and 6 ins (15 cms) to 24 rows.
    It is important to work a tension swatch at the very beginning. You can then adjust your needle size accordingly.

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    Sizes - Inches (cms):

    Small/Med Med/Large
    To Fit 38 (96.5) 42.5 (108)
    Length 20 (51) 22 (56)
    Sleeve Length
    16.5 (42)
    17.5 (44.5)
    Underarm to Welt
    14 (35.5) 36 (40.5)
    Across Back 40 (102) 45 (114)
  • Ingredients:
    100% Lambswool

    Length:
    175 meters (191 yards)

    Weight:
    50g

    Gauge:
    Light DK  / Sport
    Tension of 10cm x 10cm: 25 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch on 3.75mm needles
    3.25 - 4mm (US 3 - 6)

  • To create original and intensely beautiful pieces of hand knit which not only protect us and tell a story, but transport us in the wearing, into a dream time inspired by the ever-changing land and seascapes of Scotland. To have the wearer feel the spirit of the wild free mountains, and islands, wherever they may be.

    My knitwear design studio has its origins in a semi-ruined croft on the Isle of Skye. I had settled there in 1983 with little more than a rucksack containing a tent, wool and knitting needles.

    I have worked with many Yarn companies over the  years and created for Rowan the Rowan Scottish Tweed, which was made at the Harris Tweed mill in Carloway, Isle of Lewis. I wrote a book of designs in this amazing yarn, 'Shorelines" with patterns focused on intarsia, colourwork and gansey knitting.

    From those early beginnings, I have developed an international fashion brand, working with leading designers including Graeme Black, Erdos 1436, Hancock VA, Mark Fast, Topshop Unique, Cabbages & Roses, Sophia Kokosolaki and Nike.  Read more about our Collaborations

    Now based at Comielaw Farm on the Balcaskie Estate we have a beautiful showroom and design studio alongside a work room for classes and a kitchen. 

    We have recruited a great team of skilled home-knitters based across Scotland. There is a core specialist team, who live within a 15-mile radius, to create the one-off pieces and special commissions desired by private clients, fashion designers and the catwalk.

    A single Di Gilpin garment could take us as long as two months to create, hand-knitted in the finest Scottish yarn, inspired by our rich cultural heritage and provenance, making it among the most intricate and show-stopping pieces of couture available anywhere in the world

    For the past few years we have been working in tandem with La Fetiche, a Paris Glasgow Fashion label founded by April Crichton and Orely Forestier.

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