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Test Knit - Posted December, 18th

February in Portland sweater

KC Knitting Co. United States
1 Active Job
Deadline
Feb 20
Category
Sweater / Cardigan
Est. Yards
1500+
Testers Needed
10
Communication
Email
Payment
2

Free Pattern(s)

Payment Notes: 2 free patterns

Yarn Requirements

Fingering weight, 3 colors

Sizes Available

Bust measurements: 32"/81cm 34"/86.5cm 55"/140cm 59.5"/151cm 62"/157.5cm 66"/167.5cm 71"/180.5cm

Skills Required

Fair Isle
Lace Knitting
Pick Up Stitches
Sweater/Cardigan - Top Down
Working from a Chart
Working in the Round

Description

This is a fingering weight, top-down pullover knit in the round, with colorwork and lace designs. It will be a long-sleeved, full-length sweater, with options for standard tapered sleeves or puff sleeves.

 

SIZING

1,2,3, (4,5,6), ((7,8,9)), (((10,11)))

Finished bust circumference: 32, 34, 36.5, (41, 46, 50), ((55, 59.5, 62)), (((66, 71)))“ / 81, 86.5, 93, (104, 117, 127), ((140, 151, 157.5)), (((167.5, 180.5))) cm
Finished sleeve circumference: 12, 13, 13, (14, 14, 14.5), ((16, 16, 18)), (((18, 18)))” / 30.5, 33, 33, (35.5, 35.5, 37), ((40.5, 40.5, 46)), (((46, 46))) cm

Suggested fit is 2-4”/5-10cm positive ease

 

MATERIALS

Yarn:
MC (dk blue): 1050, 1080, 1100, (1150, 1225, 1300), ((1400, 1480, 1550)), (((1640, 1780))) yds / 960, 988, 1006, (1052, 1120, 1189), ((1280, 1354, 1418)), (((1500, 1628))) m
CC1 (grey): 240, 250, 260, (270, 285, 300), ((325, 350, 370)), (((390, 415))) yds / 220, 230, 238, (247, 261, 275), ((297, 320, 339)), (((357, 380))) m

 

CC2 (lt blue): 200, 215, 225, (240, 270, 300), ((315, 340, 355)), (((385, 400))) yds / 183, 197, 206, (228, 247, 275), ((288, 319, 325)), (((352, 366))) m

 

Sample uses Swans Island Co. Sterling Fingering in Tourmaline (dk blue) and Pyrite (grey), Republic of Wool Flossy Fingering in Overcast (lt blue)

 

PLEASE NOTE that listed yardage are pretty rough estimates at this phase in testing. You may want to err on the side of having more yardage just in case!

 

Needles:
US4/3.5mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needles in 16-20”/40-50cm and your preferred length for sweater knitting, as well as long circulars for magic loop or DPNs for sleeves
US3/3.25mm circular needles in 16-20”/40-50cm
US2/2.75mm long circular needles for magic loop or DPNs for sleeve cuffs

 

Tools: 2 spare circular needles/cables or scrap yarn; stitch markers; tapestry needle

 

Gauge:

28 st x 32 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) in stranded colorwork, after blocking, using larger needles
28 st x 32 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) in stockinette, after blocking, using larger needles
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