Inclusivity by Winter's Weather Knits

Inclusivity

Knitting
October 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
680 - 1777 yards (622 - 1625 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) {2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL}
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Pattern grading is a stressful and time consuming task, but size inclusivity is important. Heck, all inclusivity is important. Isn’t that what we learned in preschool?

In the past, I let inexperience stop me from creating garments for a wide range of body types. I let myself believe that as a small scale designer, the chances of someone outside the XS - XL range wanting to knit my design was very slim (no pun intended). As I’ve grown within the community, I’ve discovered that this is not the case. I set aside hours of learning and playing with numbers to finally arrive at a shirt design adaptable from petite to plus. I strived to create something with lots of customization options, from colour choices to variations in shape, because every human is different.

The end result is the Inclusivi-tee. It features a delicate eyelet shoulder seam, textured striping, and contrasting hems, with many options for customization. Complicatedly simple, or just simply complicated.

There are 9 sizes included in the pattern.
XS (S, M, L, XL) {2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL}
34 (37, 42, 46, 50) {54, 58, 63, 67}” / 86 (94, 107, 117, 127) {137, 147, 160, 170} cm bust circumference

2-4” positive ease in the bust circumference intended

Finished length is adjustable.

Note that sizes 4XL and 5XL were not test knitted. If you are interested in providing feedback for these sizes, send me an email/message and I can arrange to have the PDF sent to you.

MC: Borgo de’Pazzi, Amore WS 160 Supersoft Cashmere
⇾ (576 (628, 747, 805, 900) {1055, 1163, 1278, 1369} m / 630 (687, 817, 880, 984) {1154, 1272, 1398, 1527} yds)

CC: We Are Knitters, The Baby Wool
⇾ (50 - 250 yds depending on size)

Or alternative sport weight yarn.

Please be advised that yarn requirements and finished size measurements are approximate. Actual values may vary based on garment size, yarn, needle size, and gauge.

Sample:
Size: XS
Needles: US 4.0 (3.5 mm) and US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
Yarn: Borgo de’Pazzi, Amore WS 160 Supersoft Cashmere, colourway “Silver (32)”

This pattern requires knowledge of:

  • Reading patterns with multiple size options
  • Knitting flat and in the round
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Yarn overs
  • Slipping stitches
  • Changing colours at the beginning of the row/round
  • Knitting into the stitch below
  • Picking up stitches along an edge

For pattern support or feedback, email wintersweatherknits@gmail.com.