Di Gilpin

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Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This jacket is an odyssey. A series of paths taken in a journey through the pattern. Each Front and the Back are all different. The symbols are my own interpretation of the incredible Cuba cloths from the Congo that inspired my first design in 1990! I have used Fair Isle and intarsia techniques in the making and some vibrant colour choices to c...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Celebrating the paintings of the Artist Dora Carrington (Bloomsbury Group) in a hand knitting piece, I use cable and colour to create a painterly knitted canvas showing the landscape and geology of Andalucia. Dora Carrington stayed in Yegen ( a remote village in the Sierra Nevada mountains Southern Spain) with the writer Gerald Brennan (The Fac...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Worked flat from the bottom up, these mitts feature a broken furrow stitch pattern with shaping creating at the wrist by using a smaller needle size for several rows. A thumb gusset is created with increases on a set-up row and shaping continues again with a change to a smaller needle size for the rest of the length.
Knitting: Cowl
Knitting: Pullover
Polar is a classically constructed gansey but with a modern twist. It is made in our beautiful light, soft and durable Lalland Lambswool. It has gussets underarm and at the neck to create a great fit. Patterns include a twisted rib, diamonds with crosses and Di’s own Compass design. The design can be knitted in a single colour or for fans of co...
Knitting: Scarf
This is a great design with travelling cables and dropped stitch cables making it fully reversible! Short version with I hank of Saorse…full version with 2 hanks!
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
The Coda has quite a few themes running through it! I am fascinated by numbers, sequences, formulas and codes. It actually makes me quite emotional at the beauty of maths. I admire so much the work of the women at Bletchley Park during WW2, breaking codes; this is my homage to them; a forties inspired style, with shape and set in sleeves and a ...
Knitting: Pullover
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 sea...
Knitting: Cowl
Geo is a complex mix of cables and fair isle and colour to create an organic strata as found in the geological features of Shetland….to create a larger snood simply use a bigger needle…maybe 4mm…and with 4 colours to chose it is a great design for playing! With 4 balls of the Lalland Lambswool you can knit a 2nd snood as well!
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A simple moss stitch cardigan/jacket with dropped sleeves and a tulip neckline…edging created within the knit. Oversewn embroidery in running stitch to add detail afterwards. Pockets.
Knitting: Leggings
This is a design for experienced knitters who love working in the round and seamlessly!
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Beautifully shaped cross over textured jacket with rope cables, lace and print of the hoof patterns. Sleeves knitted in the round. Gussets on larger size for a perfect fitLots of lovely shaping with increases within each panel of stitches. Three button holes.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This is a great bomber jacket with rib sleeves and big ribbed neck, reversible dropped stitch cabling makes for a wonderful textured finish…warm, cosy but quite light!
Knitting: Sweater - Other
Maril’d…the sparkling luminescence that creates light in the dark on the sea in Autumn, that illuminates the silver darling (herring) as it darts through the Ocean.
Knitting: Sweater - Other
This is a complex cabled sweater with great fit and shaping. Peplum welt and a beautiful rope cable neck line. Two balls of different colours knitted together to create a lovely tweed.
Knitting: Pullover
This tunic is knitted top down with an intriguing travelling cable pattern which creates an Argyll fabric, finished with a beautiful lace edging.
Knitting: Necktie
Beautiful travelling trellis, honeycomb, double trellis and dropped stitch cable pattern with bobbles thrown in for fun!
Knitting: Scarf
Beautiful scarf knitted from the centre out to a lace border. Patterns include gainsay , lace and cable. A joy to knit!
Knitting: Cowl
Worked in the round using stranding and weaving behind the blocks of colour, this is a fab colour work piece and works with the coda beret. In fact it takes 3 colours one 50gr ball of each…and there will be enough then to knit the matching coda beret as well!
Knitting: Cowl
This is a travelling cable and lace pattern which creates a great snood or hood.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A Beautiful, generous slouchy beret with bobbles, lace and gansey stitches incorporated together to create a stylish, wonderful to knit tam. 2 balls of Lalland are required for the piece but there is plenty left to knit a pair of Seol mittens to match!
Knitting: Necktie, Headband
Beautiful textured drop stitch cable in reverse with ordinary cable neck tie or head band worked in the Lalland Lambswool. 2 strands knitted together on a larger needle so that the dropped stitches create a wonderful loopy texture. Can be worn on both sides. Shown here in the magical Hazelnut!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Beautiful textured mid length cable wrist warmers/mittens in Lalland lambswool, 2 threads knitted together to give an Aran weight. The pattern is created using travelling cables on the outside, which reflect the organic twisting and turning of the twisted hazel tree which stands just outside my studio. The mittens are knitted flat with a gusset...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Complex pattern based on a set of codes. The beret starts with a lovely 1 and 1 Fair isle rib edge and then moves in to an abstract section using only 2 colours in each row. A mixture of stranding and weaving is used. Comments from everyone who has sampled this design are that it is a joy to knit and really fun. 3 sizes of needles are used. I p...
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
There are 2 principle gansey patterns used in this great wee design to keep your mobile phone cozy with winter:
Knitting: Bonnet
The Angel Bonnet is beautifully soft with an interesting texture and structure created by the combining of 2 fabulous yarns and an unusual construction.
Knitting: Cowl
For the Short Snood you will need 6 balls (2 balls of 3 colours)
Knitting: Pullover
Length
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Sizing
Knitting: Pullover
Small: 36in (92cm) chest
Knitting: Pullover
One size
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
SMALL – MEDIUM
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Length: 7.5ins (19cm)
Knitting: Cowl
This cosy snood is inspired by the textured fabric of fishermen’s ganseys. It can be worked flat or in the round, depending upon your preference.
Knitting: Scarf
This pattern is a Vintage Di Gilpin pattern!
Knitting: Pants
These high-waisted trousers are perfect as a beach cover-up over your favourite swimsuit or worn over tights. This garment is knitted from the top down using increasing gauge from changing needle sizes. The lovely lace stitch pattern expands and breaths and is widens down the leg.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
A wonderfully textured jacket using two fibres that when plied together creates a grainy and sandy look. The cable stitch pattern also looks lovely also when worn reversed.
Knitting: Bra, Cowl, Belt
This lace project can be worn as a bandeau bralette, a belt or as a loose cowl around the neck. This beautifully soft Blue-faced Leicester yarn wraps around the wearer and looks wonderful under other lacy knit garments or open weave tops.
Knitting: Pullover
A tunic constructed with saddle shoulders, raglan sleeves and side panels, this is a wonderful shape with a very good fit around the shoulders. Can be felted for a firmer, more structured garment (please note special needle size and finishing instructions for the felted version).Colour details worked in intarsia and Fair Isle.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Vest, Dress
A versatile garment that looks great worn over leggings or jeans or as a pinafore over woolly tights.
Knitting: Belt
A pattern for a herringbone stitch buttoned belt, with optional fabric lining, knitted from short edge to short edge.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a very quick and easy project to knit that requires only basic cable knowledge for a dramatic effect.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
This is a Frock Coat worked in one piece from the Welt at the Back, incorporating the sleeves and fronts to the bottom front edges. There are 4 different patterns: Linen stitch edges and finishes, Zig Zag travelling lace herringbone, Herringbone and a complex Dropped Stitch Cable. There are 2 pockets and a cross over front with 3 buttons. I hav...
Knitting: Bracelet
Fun knitted bangles, using oddments of yarn. Ideal for beginners to experiment with knitting techniques!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This lovely stranded beret goes perfectly with the Danish Rose Gauntlets. The Beret is worked in the round up to the Rose motif, which is worked back and forth. The remainder of the hat is worked in the round and it topped off with a plaited tassel.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This lovely stranded gauntlets go perfectly with the Danish Rose Beret. The gauntlets are worked back and forth with a button-placket, then continued in the round.
Knitting: Cardigan
Organic textures and unusual shapes combine in this interesting, challenging pattern
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
You tease it from the tangle of the shore, drawn by colour, shape, by grace notes of reflected light, and float it in the center of your palm.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket
Boxy, flattering V-neck with two small pockets and two button enclosure.
Knitting: Skirt
This pattern also appeared as Highland Fling in Simply Knitting Magazine, Issue 7 (October). Yarn suggested in magazine is Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran. Quantities of yarn in Simply Knitting version seem to be excessive to needs. Now great to knit in 2 strands of Lalland Lambswool, 2 different colours to achieve a great tweed effect.
Knitting: Skirt
When making the skirt in the Di Gilpin Lalland we suggest using 2 strands of different colours knitted together to give a beautiful tweed effect.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
450g handspun cashmere or baby alpaca, also perfect for Noro Silk Garden, Colinette Giotto or Louet Kidlin.