Grian Size Range

I received a number of requests for larger sizes in my new design Grian, so I decided to add two more sizes – 4XL and 5XL with 148 and 158 cm/58.25 and 62.25″ bust/hip circumference – to be more size inclusive; from size XS to 5XL. When I began looking at my measurements I also decided to alter size 3XL slightly, to even out the sizes a bit more. Hence my new Grian pullover pattern will be available in sizes XS to 5XL when it is released, after test knitting in my Ravelry group, which begins on the 20th of April. I am looking for more test knitters, especially in the larger sizes, so if you are interested please send me a message on Ravelry, where you will find me as lindamarveng. I have sent the pattern back to my technical editor Barbara Khouri for checking. Just to let you know, I do not plan to add those larger sizes to my exciting patterns, but will add them to new ones I am in the process of making. Above you see a close up of a photo Michael took of me wearing the sample in size Small. I look forward to showing you how fabulous it looks on Olivia. Below follows the pattern details with the new measurements, for more photos see the Grian project page.

Named after the Faery Goddess from County Tipperary, is this pullover with heavy cabled texture. Grian means sunny, from her days as a regional sun deity, perfectly suited for this pullover. Honeycomb and stag horn cables adorn the body, while only honeycomb rule on the sleeves. Grian is slightly fitted with a crew neck and has a high cowl as a collar. The Fibre Co. Cumbria make the cables pop and allow the texture to shine in all its glory.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Shown in size Small.
Skill level: Experienced.

Finished measurements:
Bust/hip: 84 (92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 136, 148, 158) cm/33 (36.25, 39.25, 42.5, 45.75, 48.75, 53.5, 58.25, 62.25)“
Waist: 78 (86, 94, 102, 110, 118, 130, 142, 152) cm/30.75 (33.75, 37, 40.25, 43.25, 46.5, 51.25, 56, 59.75)”
Length: 61 (62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69) cm/24 (24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5, 26, 26.5, 26.75, 27.25)“
Sleeve length: 48 (49, 49, 49, 50, 50, 50, 50, 50) cm/19 (19.25, 19.25, 19.25, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75, 19.75)”
Cowl: 62 cm/24.5 wide and 20 cm/8” high
Intended ease: + 5-7 cm/2-2.75”. Sample shown is 92 cm/36.25” and worn with + 9 cm/3.5” ease on model.

Yarn: The Fibre Co. Cumbria (60% merino wool, 30% masham wool, 10% mohair, 100 g, 218 m/238 yds). Sample is knitted in Threlkeld:
Pullover: 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins; 1079 (1177, 1275, 1375, 1474, 1574, 1694, 1814, 1934) m/1180 (1287, 1394, 1504, 1612, 1721, 1852, 1984, 2115) yds.
Cowl: 1 skein; 207 m/226 yds.
https://www.thefibreco.com/product/cumbria/

Needles: 4 mm/US 6 straight needles and circular needle (40 cm/16”) for neckband.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders and yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows using 4 mm/US 6 needle in st st measures 10 cm/4” square after blocking.
30-sts Staghorn cable measures 10 cm/4” wide after blocking.
24-sts Honeycomb measures 9 cm/3.5” wide after blocking.

Notes: The pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.

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