Seeking Test Knitters for Children's Colourwork Cardigan

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General requirements:

◾️ Creation of a Ravelry project page when the pattern is published (on the day of, or as close to as humanly possible). The project must include photos of the finished garment on a model
◾️ Participation in a discussion thread for testing on a private Slack forum, if there are any questions or comments you have while knitting
◾️ Completion of a short questionnaire upon completion of the knitted garment

Incentives:

◾️ A digital copy of the completed pattern, as well as an additional pattern previously published by Standard Knits

Timeline for project:

◾️ Tech Edited Pattern available to testers: January 20, 2018
◾️ Feedback on FO due: February 17th, 2018
◾️ Ravelry project upload: Late February 2018, exact date TBA

Testers will obtain their own yarn and keep their completed sweaters. The suggested yarn for this pattern is Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, but testers may use whichever similar yarn they choose as long as gauge is correct.

Pattern Information:

Sized to fit children approximately 2 (4, 6, 8, 10).
Chest circumference (finished measurements):  25 (27, 29, 31, 33)” / 63.5 (68.5, 73.5, 78.5, 84) cm. Intended ease: approximately 3 – 6” / 7.5 – 15 cm positive ease in chest

Difficulty:
Advanced beginner / intermediate

Skills required:
Skills required: long tail cast on, increasing, decreasing, working colourwork from chart, picking up stitches, short rows, buttonholes.

Yarn:
Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, 100% Targhee-Columbia wool 200 yards / 183 meters per 100g / 3.5 oz skein

C1: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins (shown in “Lapis”)
C2: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins (shown in “Obsidian”)
C3: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skeins (shown in “Moonstone”)

Or

Chunky weight yarn

C1: 210 (230, 280, 320, 365) yards / 195 (210, 255, 295, 335) metres
C2: 200 (220, 265, 300, 350) yards / 185 (200, 245, 275, 320) metres
C3: 115 (130, 150, 175, 200) yards / 105 (120, 135, 160, 180) metres

Needles:
US 11 / 8mm 32” circular needle
US 11 / 8mm DPNs or circular needles for magic loop for sleeves; DPNs recommended for pocket linings
US 10.5 / 6.5 mm 24” circular needle
US 10.5 / 6.5 mm DPNs or circular needles for magic loop for cuffs
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Gauge:
Using US 11 / 8mm needles, 12 stitches and 18 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch


HOW TO APPLY

Send an email to Lindsay, standardknits@gmail.com with the following info:

◾️  Your name
◾️  Which size you are interested in testing
◾️  Your Ravelry user name
◾️  Your Instagram name (not required, but I'd love to connect there!)