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Est. Yards900 - 1200
CommunicationRavelry - Group or Direct Message
Yarn RequirementsYarn: A Verb for Keeping Warm Gather (75% Rambouillet, 25% Alpaca; Sport weight: 200 yards/182 m per 1.76 oz/50g skein) in color Quartz; 5 (6, 8) skeins
Sizes AvailableXS/S M/L 1X/2X
Skills RequiredWorking from a Chart
Hi test knitters!
I am looking for a few testers to test knit this lightweight poncho. This pattern will be published in a book later this year, so I won’t be able to share photos of the sample until the book is released.
If you’re interested in test knitting the pattern, please read all the info below, then reply in this Ravelry thread with the size you would like to make and the yarn you plan to use.
Thank you for your interest!
September 1st, 2019 - Deadline is not flexible.
Sizes: XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X)
Wingspan/Length (longest side) = 34 (37.5, 40.5)“/86 (95, 103) cm
Depth/Width = 18 (21, 24)”/46 (53, 61) cm from CO edge to shoulder
Gauge: 20 sts x 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking.
Yarn: A Verb for Keeping Warm Gather (75% Rambouillet, 25% Alpaca; Sport weight: 200 yards/182 m per 1.76 oz/50g skein) in color Quartz; 5 (6, 8) skeins
Testers do not need to use this yarn for the test knit
Needles: US size #7 (4.5 mm) 32” circulars, or any size necessary to obtain gauge.
Other Materials: Darning needle, stitch markers, waste yarn.
The poncho is knit in two flat rectangular pieces from the bottom up, then later seamed after blocking. Only a few inches over the shoulder and at each end of the rectangluar pieces are seamed, leaving an open section over each arm. Though knit flat, it is recommended to use circular needles to accommodate all the stitches. The pattern comes with written and charted instructions for the lace motif. Below the lace pattern is a simple elongated stitch created over two rows using double yarnovers that are later dropped. It’s a simple technique used to create a unique texture.
Pattern Difficulty: Easy
Skills Needed: Dropped stitches, simple lace, seaming
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.
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?
All testers receive a coupon code for a free pattern download of any self-published, for-sale pattern in my Ravelry shop.