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Test Knit - Posted September, 26th

Echium Caridgan

Deadline
Nov 02
Category
Sweater / Cardigan
Est. Yards
900 - 1200
Testers Needed
7
Communication
Ravelry - Group or Direct Message
Payment
1

Free Pattern(s)

Payment Notes:

Yarn Requirements

Debbie Bliss Paloma (1.76 oz/50 g, 71 yds/65 m, 100% Alpaca), 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 18) skeins of color French Navy or 852 (923, 994, 1065, 1136, 1278) yards of bulky weight yarn to match gauge.

Sizes Available

SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) = 34 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)” Bust, +4-6” of ease.

Skills Required

Sweater/Cardigan - Top Down

Description

If you’re interested in test knitting the pattern, please read all the info below, please sign up through Ravelry here

Thank you for your interest!

DEADLINE:
November 3rd 2019 - Deadline is not flexible.
This may seem like a tight deadline, but due to the bulky weight yarn used to make this caridgan, it knits up SUPER FAST! I promise blush

DETAILS
SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) = 34 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48)” Bust, +4-6” of ease.

GAUGE: 12 sts x 16 rows = 4” in Stockinette.

YARN: Debbie Bliss Paloma (1.76 oz/50 g, 71 yds/65 m, 100% Alpaca), 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 18) skeins of color French Navy or 852 (923, 994, 1065, 1136, 1278) yards of bulky weight yarn to match gauge.

NEEDLES: US size #13 (9 mm) 32” circulars and matching dpns, or any size necessary to obtain gauge.

OTHER MATERIALS: Stitch markers (10), darning needle, stitch holders (2) or scrap yarn.

CONSTRUCTION:
The Echium Cardigan is knit from the top down, starting with a slipped rib collar. Sts for the back are picked up along the collar and a simple raglan increase creates the top of the caridgan. Andalusian Stitch creates a subtle and pretty texture on the body while Stockinette Stitch makes up the sleeves and Sipped Ribbing on all hems/edges. Optional pockets are added at the end.

Pattern Difficulty: Intermediate, or very advanced beginner
Skills Needed: Picking up sts, slipped stitches, knitting in the round, increases, decreases, pocket seaming (optional)

EXPECTATIONS:
All testers must post in this thread once a week with your progress, even if you haven’t made any progress that week.
All testers must create a project on Ravelry and link it to the design. Modeled photos are optional. The better the photo, the more likely I’ll feature it on the pattern page!
When the project is complete, please fill out the questionnaire below and post it in the thread.

MANDATORY QUESTIONNAIRE:
What yarn did you use?
What was your estimated yardage used?
What needle size did you use, if not the recommended size?
Did you obtain the correct gauge?
What are the final measurements of your project?
Were there any errors in the pattern?
Was the pattern difficult to follow? If so, what particular instructions were confusing?
What can be improved upon in this test pattern?
What modifications did you make, if any? Why?

COMPENSATION:
All testers receive a coupon code for a free pattern download of any self-published, for-sale pattern in my Ravelry shop.

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