Seeking test knitters for two sweaters

***TESTS FILLED, THANK YOU!*** Seeking test knitters for a squishy, cozy colorwork cardigan knit in a super bulky yarn, and for a boxy, cropped long-sleeve pullover knit in an aran yarn.

General requirements:

  • No revealing pictures on social media (though teaser pics are welcome!) Further social media info and support will be provided for confirmed test knitters.
  • Creation of a Ravelry project page including photos when the pattern is published (the day of, or as close to as humanly possible.)
  • Completion of a short questionnaire, general feedback on the pattern


Incentives:

  • A discount when ordering the suggested yarn
  • A digital copy of the completed pattern, as well as any other you choose from Standard Knits
  • Social media (and real!) love

Deadline for project completion and feedback: 
August 1, 2016

Deadline for Ravelry project with photos: 
Late September / early October

**TESTS FILLED, THANK YOU!***
 


Overview of cardigan

Difficulty: Intermediate

Skills required: colorwork, picking up stitches, short rows, working in the round

Yarn: Super bulky weight yarn, suggested: Hinterland Watershed  

C1: 850 (1,050, 1,300) [1,500, 1650, 1,800] / 780 (960, 1190) [1375, 1510, 1650] metres
C2: 200 (275, 360) [400, 490, 550] / 180 (250, 330) [365, 450, 500] metres
C3: 60 (85, 110) [125, 140, 150] / 55 (80, 100) / [115, 130, 140] metres

Needles: 
US 10 / 6mm 40” circular needle
US 11 / 8mm 40” circular needle
US 10 / 6mm double pointed needles
US 11 / 8mm double pointed needles
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Gauge:
Using US 11 / 8mm needles, 13 stitches and 19 rows = 4” / 10 cm in colour chart

Size information:
Chest circumference (finished measurements): 37 (42, 47) [52, 57, 62]” / 94 (107, 119.5) [132, 145, 157.5] cm

Intended ease:  4 – 6” / 10 – 15.25 cm positive ease in chest

 


Overview for pullover

Difficulty: advanced beginner

Skills required: long tail cast on, increasing, slipped stitches, picking up stitches

Yarn:
Worsted weight, suggested: Hinterland Range
1,080 (1,200, 1,320, 1,450) [1,570, 1,730, 1,870, 2,000] yards / 990 (1,100, 1,210, 1,330) [1,440, 1,580, 1,710, 1,830] metres

Needles: 
US 5 / 3.75mm straight or circular needle (knitter’s preference for knitting flat)
US 5 / 3.75mm circular or double pointed needles (for neck ribbing)
US 6 / 4mm straight or circular needles (knitter’s preference for knitting flat)
or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge:
Using US 6 / 4mm needles, 19 stitches and 26 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch

Size information:
Chest circumference (finished measurements): 38 (42, 46, 50) [54, 58, 62, 66]” / 96.5 (106.5, 117, 127) [137, 147, 157.5, 167.5] cm

Intended ease: 6 – 8” / 15.25 – 20.25 cm positive ease in chest

 

***TESTS FILLED, THANK YOU!***