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Di Gilpin

Geo Yoked Fair Isle Sweater Pattern

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    The Geo Yoked sweater started life as a commission from Shetland Wool Week 2017 Fashion Show. The inspiration came from my love of the geology and landscape of the Islands and a feeling that I wanted to create texture and colour in the yoke in a new interpretation of the fabulous Fair Isle OXO patterns. For experienced knitters with love of seamless knitting, colour, cable and Fair Isle.

    SIZES
    Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large)

    YARN
    Di Gilpin Lalland, 100% Scottish lambswool, 50gr/ball. Pattern uses two balls knitted together.
    1 x 50grs ball of 4 Contrast Colours
    4(5, 6, 7) balls of Main Colour

    NEEDLES
    1 set 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) double pointed needles (dpns), longer 40 cms length 1 set 4mm (UK 8, US 6) double pointed needles (dpns), shorter 20 cms length
    1 set 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) double pointed needles (dpns), shorter 20 cms length 1 set 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) double pointed needles (dpns), longer 40 cms length

    TENSION
    26 sts and 36 rows in st st using 3.75mm needles measured over 4in (10cm).
    Tension in 1 & 1 Fair Isle, 28 sts and 26 rows using 3.75mm needles measured over 4in (10cm).
    Tension in Colour Cable section of Yoke, 30 sts and 40 rows using 3.75mm needles measured over 4in (10cm)

  • 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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