I love saying Free Clapham Shrug! I don’t often give patterns away, but Eucalan has made it possible for the month of September 2022. It also gives me a great reason to talk about the Sizing [R]Evolution.
Free Clapham Shrug Made Possible by Eucalan
Get the Free Clapham Shrugs pattern during September only. It will not ever be free again.
There is an interview in which I talk about inspiration for these pieces. The interview includes good links too!
Here is a direct to me link to send a feedback email.
Squish DK from Fiona Kay Knits, 100% wool, 100 g/ 245 yds (224 m)
Forearm Length Sleeve: 2 (2) (2) (2) (3) (3) (4) and 4 (4) (4) (5) (5) (6)
Full Length Sleeve: 2 (2) (2) (2) (3) (3) (4) and 4 (4) (5) (5) (6) (6)
Sample size M with a forearm-length sleeve used approximately 200g / 448 yds (410 m) and 8 buttons.
Meridian from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 75% Merino, 25% Nylon, 100 g, 8 yds (224 m)
50g (56g) (62g) (100g) (75g) (81g) (87g)
Sample size M used approximately 100g / 810 yds (741 m) in Dark Matter and 1 yd / m silk ribbon
Join the Sizing [R]Evolution!
I say in the video that I want to make this a constructive conversation, and for each of us to focus on what we need to make things that fit us. If you are a knitter, crocheter, sewer, you can make adjustments that make things work for you, without having to be concerned with the state of sizing in generally. It will require effort on your part, but clothes that fit always have. The Sizing [R]Evolution is about making it work for you. That is all you need to think about.
There will be more rolling out over the next months, but first, go join the Slack Group. This link expires, so if you come across this and it doesn’t work, just send me an email.
Fit and sizing focused on:
- Creating tools that allow makers to create things that fit.
- Finding solutions that work for individual bodies and areas of the body.
- Communicating what is and isn’t possible, and how specialized this can be.
All of this is has a cost. Bargains involve compromises. If you are having trouble finding things that fit you, for you it isn’t a bargain and the compromises are not working for you.
After a couple of tough weeks in which I was trying to get Clapham out, but had migraines, lost power, and had an attempted malware attack on my desktop, I am ready for a non-work day on Monday. Likely I will spend at least part of the weekend catching up on video editing for ASOG because I am woefully behind on that task.
I say in the video that I throw things onto the grill. I wanted to clarify that I sous vide my meat so I am grilling it to get the finish, and reheat it. This is a huge time-saver for me so I always have proteins in vacuum-sealed bags that I can prep in a short period of time. Pre-prep is one of my regular weekend tasks so I can work as much as I want on week days.
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