Seeking Test Knitters for Women's pullover

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Hello!


I am currently seeking test knitters for a women’s pullover knit using Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella Aran weight yarn. This sweater is seamless and knit from the bottom up in one piece. The yoke is a raglan, but the pattern includes short rows which shape the neck to be more scooped in the front (to avoid the dreaded raglan gape!) The neck is wide enough to accommodate a collared shirt, but narrow enough to wear alone.

If you are interested in applying to be a test knitter for this sweater, please read the info below including the “how to apply” section at the end. If you’re interested to know a bit more about test knitting and how I run my test knits, please read my last post, and let me know if you have any questions!

Lindsay

TEST KNIT GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: 

◾️ Creation of a Ravelry project page with photos 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

◾️ Tech Edited Pattern available to testers: last week of November
◾️ Feedback on FO due: December 30th, 2018
◾️ Ravelry project upload: Late December 2018, exact date TBA

Testers will obtain their own yarn and keep their completed sweaters. The suggested yarn for this pattern is Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella, but testers may use whichever similar yarn they choose as long as gauge is correct.

PATTERN INFORMATION:

Difficulty: intermediate / advanced

Skills required: long tail cast on, increasing, decreasing, colour-work, juggling simultaneous instructions, 3-needle bind off.

Materials

Yarn

C1: Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella, 50% Merino / 50% Alpaca, 160 yards / 145 meters per 100g / 3.5 oz skein, shown in “light grey” 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) [4, 5, 5, 5, 5] skeins

C2: Great Ocean Road Woollen Mill La Bella, 50% Merino / 50% Alpaca, 160 yards / 145 meters per 100g / 3.5 oz skein, shown in “Salt & Pepper” 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) [6, 6, 7, 7, 8] skeins

Or

Aran weight yarn

C1: 400 (450; 500; 525; 550) [600; 650; 675; 725; 750] yards / 365 (410; 460; 480; 500) [550; 590; 620; 660; 690] meters

C2: 625 (675; 725; 775; 850) [900; 950; 1,025; 1,100; 1,150] yards / 570 (620; 660; 710; 780) [820; 870; 940; 1,010; 1,050] meters

Needles
US 8 / 5 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needles
US 7 / 4.5 mm 24” / 60 cm circular needles
US 8 / 5 mm DPNs or circular needles (for knitting sleeves)
US 7 / 4.5 mm DPNs or circular needles (for knitting sleeves)

Gauge
Using US 8 / 5 mm needles, 18.5 stitches and 23 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Chart A, blocked

Size Information

Chest Circumference (finished measurements): 32 (35.5, 38.75, 40.5, 44) [47.5, 49.25, 52.75, 56, 59.5]” / 80 (89, 97, 101.5, 110) [119, 123, 132, 140, 149] cm

Intended ease: approximately 0 to -3” / 0 to -7.5 cm (negative) ease in chest

Shown in size 32” / 80 cm size with 0 ease

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send an email to lindsay@standardknits.com and let me know:

  1. Which size you are interested to knit

  2. Your Ravelry username

  3. Your Instagram username

Photos: Sylvia McFadden ♥︎