Depending on how long you’ve been on this journey with me you may remember this pattern from last year. However I had only graded it for a few sizes. Because when I started designing garments last year I had no idea that sizing was such an issue. I also was brand new to designing so the idea of grading for lots of sizes was daunting at best.
Now a year, five garment designs, and multiple makes later I am significantly more confident in my abilities. Which is why when the discussion of size inclusiveness came up I realized I had two options.
1. Start grading my new patterns with the full range that CYC (craft yarn council) provides but ignore my previous releases or
2. Do the first part of one but also go back to my previous patterns and fully grade them so as many people as possible can enjoy them.
It’s not easy going back into my older designs, it’s time consuming and honestly it would be much easier to just say “well I didn’t know, now I do and everything going forward will be inclusive” but that’s not fair to the makers that don’t fit into the S/M/L range.
I am…fortunate(?) that I only have to re-work four more patterns and two of those already go to 2X. Some designers have a lot more and have less time than I do.
So I’d ask that if you can tell they’re trying (as in not ignoring the conversation, newer designs are more inclusive etc) to give them a beat to figure out how they’re going to do it.
That all being said, I hope you enjoy the re-worked version of this tank, I laughed a few times at myself for how I originally wrote it. I promise it’s much better now!