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Di Gilpin

Cairngorm Fair Isle Tee with Sleeves Kit

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  • Designed by Di Gilpin, and knit in luxurious Lalland DK, Cairngorm is inspired by our Scottish Mountains and the writer Nan Shepherd.

    Two fabulous new colour palettes reflecting the moods and seasons of these iconic mountains in Scotland.

    “Braemar” for the rich fauna and flora of summer
    "Ptarmigan” for the chill of a Cairngorm winter

    This is a seamless garment. Lower Body knitted in the round. Upper body front and back knitted flat and joined at the shoulders with an internal 3 needle cast off. Stitches for neck left live on a thread. Sleeve stitches are picked up from Armhole edge and knitted down in the round. Neck stitches are knitted in the round incorporating 2 gussets one at each shoulder.


    Your Kit Includes:
    • Digital Pattern:
    delivered by email 
    • YARN: 
    Di Gilpin Lalland, 100% Scottish lambswool, 50gr/ball:

    BRAEMAR Colourway Sz 1-3
    (50g ball)
    Sz 4-5
    (50g ball)
    Sz 6-7
    (50g ball)
    Colour A Coral 2 2 3
    Colour B Furze 2 2 3
    Colour C
    Blue Enigma 1 (+1)* 2 (+1)* 2 (+1)*
    Colour D
    Linnet 1 1 2
    Colour E
    Laggan 1 2 2
    Colour F
    Coille 1 1 2
    Colour G
    Storm Petrel 1 1 2
    Colour H Mossy 2 (+1)* 2 (+1)* 4 (+1)*

    PTARMIGAN Colourway Sz 1-3
    (50g ball)
    Sz 4-5
    (50g ball)
    Sz 6-7
    (50g ball)
    Colour A Bellrock 2 2 3
    Colour B Morion 2 2 3
    Colour C
    Broch 1 (+1)* 2 (+1)* 2 (+1)*
    Colour D
    Coruisk 1 1 2
    Colour E
    Crowdie 1 2 2
    Colour F
    Silver Birch 1 1 2
    Colour G
    Haar 1 1 2
    Colour H Agate 2 (+1)* 2 (+1)* 4 (+1)*

    * Extra ball needed for Long Sleeved Version

    You will also need:
    Needles:

    A set of 3.75mm dpns (long length) or a 3.75mm circular needle (again, long length).
    A set of 3.75mm dpns (short length) or a 3.75mm circular needle (shorter length).
    Notions:
    Stitch markers or waste yarn for circular needle – if using.
    Darning Needle for sewing in ends.

    SIZES
    1 - 7 (see Kit Specs tab for full measurements)

    TENSION
    26 sts and 28 rows in st st using 3.75mm needles measured over 4in (10cm) in pattern.

  • Ingredients:
    100% Lambswool

    Length:
    175 meters (191 yards) per 50g ball

    Weight:
    50g

    Gauge:
    Light DK  / Sport
    Tension of 10cm x 10cm: 26 stitches and 18 rows in stockinette stitch on 3.75mm needles



     Finished Measurements (cm) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Chest Circum 102 109 116 124 138 152 166
    Length 48 48 48 54 54 60 60
    Underarm to  cast on edge 25 25 25 27.5 27.5 30 30
    Depth of armhole 23 23 23 26.5 26.5 30 30
    Short sleeve length 12 12 12 12 24 24 24
    Long sleeve length 35 35 35 42 42 47.5 47.5

     Finished Measurements (inch) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Chest Circum 40 43 45½ 49 54 60 65
    Length 19 19 19 21 21 24 24
    Underarm to  cast on edge 10 10 10 11 11 12 12
    Depth of armhole 9 9 9 10 10 12 12
    Short sleeve length 5 5 5 5 10 10 10
    Long sleeve length 13½ 13½ 13½ 16½ 16½ 18½ 18½
  • 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.