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Test knit, Short sleeved mohair sweater

About the design: This classic knitted blouse has references back to New York during the beginning of the last century, where the neighborhood around Fort Washington on Northern Manhattan was just emerging. Some of the stylish pioneer women still live there and you can meet them, promenading down what used to be Northern Avenue, chick and elegantly dressed. This soft mohair blouse is designed as a tribute the these women. It is worked top down and has set in sleeves. No sewing is required.  The pattern contains instructions for 5 sizes (34 to 42) and would be suitable for an advanced beginner.  I am grateful to Barbara Walker for her inspiring ideas presented in her classic book – Knitting from the top. See more photos here.

About the test: I would like to have the pattern test knit, partly for clarity, readability and errors, partly to boost the number of projects on Ravelry. Test knitters should check  if the yardage estimations are correct for the given size. Test knitters are expected to knit the jacket, and to upload pictures of the finished project to Ravelry. It would be great with photo updates along the way too. There is no compensation to test knitters, except that the pattern is free of course.

Deadline: December 1, 2012 (flexible)

 

Materials and tools: Yarn: 700(750,775,900,1000) yards Rowan Kidsilk Haze (Super Kid Mohair: 70%, Silk: 30%) held double or other mohair blends where gauge can be obtained. 4 mm/US 2½ and 3.5 mm/US 3 circular needles 16 inches and 24 inches long. Double pointed needles, size 4 mm/US 2½ and 3.5 mm/US 3.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in St sts.
Sizes: To fit bust: 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 inches – the blouse is prettiest with no or just a little positive ease.
Difficulty: Advanced beginner

Communication: All communication is done via the test knitting forum on on my website, ingesandholt.dk. I expect test knitters to post regular updates in the thread. I will post all corrections in a dedicated post, so they are assembled one place.

 

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Looking for test knitters

I am in the search of a number of test knitters for my latest patterns, a short sleeved mohair sweater, the Hooded Brioche Scarf ,  a Baby/Toddler Jacket (FULL).  I would like to have the patterns test knit, partly for clarity, readability and errors, partly to boost the number of projects on Ravelry. Test knitters are expected to knit the items, and to upload pictures of the finished project to Ravelry. It would be great with photo updates along the way too. I am not able to offer any compensation to test knitters, I’m afraid, except that the pattern is free of course. Click the images below to sign up!

Mohair sweater. Test starts November 5, 2012. Deadline December 1, 2012

Hooded Brioche Scarf. Test starts November 5, 2012. Deadline November 20, 2012

Baby Jacket. Test starts November 15, 2012. Deadline December 1, 2012

Test knit, Hooded Brioche Scarf

About the design: A very quick hooded scarf worked entirely in brioche stitches. Soft and warm on a cold day, the scarf is likely to be this winters favorite accessory. The shape of the hood follows the head in a very flattering way, and it can be worn as a plain, classic scarf as well. The scarf is worked on large needles in a soft, bulky wool, so it knits up quickly. The scarf is reversible, not identical on both sides, but the wrong side is as pretty as the right side. In the photos, the wrong side is shown. Brioche is a very simple and straightforward stitch pattern and one of my personal favorites. Plain brioche consists of yarn overs and knit stitches only no purl stitches. The pattern contains only standard knitting terms, and no new terminology is introduced so the pattern is a perfect and rewarding beginners brioche project.

About the test: I would like to have the pattern test knit, partly for clarity, readability and errors, partly to boost the number of projects on Ravelry. Test knitters are expected to knit the scarf, and to upload pictures of the finished project to Ravelry. It would be great with photo updates along the way too. There is no compensation to test knitters, except that the pattern course is free.

Start:  Monday, November 5, 2012
Deadline:
 Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Materials: approximately 400 m bulky weight yarn. I’ve used Fritidsgarn from Sandnes. A pair of 7mm needles, darning needle and optional two markers.
Difficulty: Advanced beginner
Communication: All communication is done via the test knitting forum on on my website, ingesandholt.dk. I expect test knitters to post regular updates in the thread, at least every 4th day. I will post all corrections in a dedicated post, so they are assembled one place.

THE TEST IS CLOSED

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