Seeking Test Knitters for a Colourwork Pullover

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I am currently seeking test knitters for a cropped colourwork pullover, knit from the bottom up seamlessly. The yoke is a raglan, but the pattern includes short rows which shape the neck to be scooped in the front and higher in the back. 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.

I would love to work with test knitters who are committed to anti-racism efforts, actions, discussions, and learning, and who are working to repair and rectify the unsafe spaces and systems that perpetuate further harm and marginalization within the knitting world (and outside of it, too). I welcome test knitters to apply who recognize the necessity of this vital action!

Test Knit General Requirements
◾️ Creation of a Ravelry project page with photos. 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: July 22nd, or earlier 
◾️ Feedback on FO due: September 22nd, 2019
◾️ Ravelry project upload: Late September 2019, exact date TBA

Testers will obtain their own yarn and keep their completed sweaters. The suggested yarn for this pattern is Hinterland Range, however due to being a small batch company, Range is mostly out of stock at this time. Therefore testers may use any worsted weight yarn they choose, as long as gauge is correct. (Use of your stash yarn is welcome!) 


Pattern Information:

Pattern will be tech edited before testing.

Modifications
:
Pattern modifications are welcome, I just ask that they are noted in your Ravelry project. The pattern includes a full schematic as well as brief pointers for anyone wishing to modify the sweater length or add bust darts.

Difficulty:
Advanced beginner / intermediate

Skills required:
Increasing, decreasing, stranded colourwork, three needle bind off, short rows, juggling simultaneous instructions. 

Size:
Chest Circumference (Finished measurements):
37.5 (41, 45.5, 49.5, 54) [57.5, 61.5, 65, 69.5]” / 94 (102.5, 114, 124, 135) [144, 154, 163, 174] cm.

Intended ease: approximately 4 – 8” / 10 – 20 cm positive ease in chest. Shown in 37.5” / 94 cm size with 4” / 10 cm of positive ease.

Yarn:
Worsted weight yarn 

C1 (shown in Hinterland Range Truffle): 250 (300, 375, 400, 425) [475, 550, 575, 625] yards / 228 (275, 340, 365, 390) [435, 500, 525, 570] m. 
C2 (shown in Hinterland Range Snow): 240 (250, 310, 330, 360) [420, 450, 500, 525] yards / 220 (230, 285, 300, 330) [385, 410, 455, 480] m.
C3 (shown in Hinterland Range Smoke): 175 (185, 220, 235, 260) [310, 330, 360, 380] yards / 160 (170, 200, 215, 235) [285, 300, 330, 345] m. 

Needles
US 7 / 4.5 mm 36” / 90 cm circular needle (for body) US 7 / 4.5 mm DPNs (for sleeves; circular needles can be used if preferred) or size needed to obtain gauge. 

Gauge
Using US 7 / 4.5 mm needles, 17.5 stitches and 25 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email lindsay@standardknits.com and let me know:

  • Which size you are interested to knit

  • Your Ravelry username

  • Your Instagram username (not required but I’d love to connect there too!)