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Dead of Night Pullover - Testing Information

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

UPDATE:


Current Testers - 3 testers per size.


XS(1): elenavetter / Isntknitwonderful /

S(2): atroposknits / Hartknit / groundedfibre

M(3): Primroseyarnco / idlehandsknitworks / Hedgewitchknit

L(4): Notorious_w_i_p / filmfromage / Calliclaireme

XL(5): Seasonmw / jessica____lynn____ / Sinistersallyc

2XL(6): GraceKnits / Snow_white_knits / Pacoknits24

3XL(7): Kellymakesart / Miacupcake

4XL(8): Sleepy.Floof

5XL(9):


Welcome!


This piece is knit seamlessly from the top-down, with sleeves being knit onto the body after-the-fact. Charts and written instructions are both available. Instructions for special techniques are also included in-pattern. Written with both metric and US terminology.



• Deadline: June 21, 2021 (8 weeks). Please apply only if you can meet the deadline. Since some of you may be needing to order the yarn, I’ve padded the deadline to make room.

SEE BELOW ON HOW TO APPLY!

• Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced

• Approximate hours to complete: 40-50 hours


SIZES

• 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) 6, 7, 8, 9

• To fit a 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) 50, 54, 58, 62” / 76 (86, 96.5, 106.5, 117) 127, 137, 147, 157.5 cm bust

• Intended to be worn with approx. 0 - 2” / 5 cm positive ease.


Model is a 40” bust wearing size 3 (M).



MATERIALS


Yarn

This sweater is designed for light DK/heavy sport weight yarn

I used Primrose Yarn Co. Homestead Sport in From London with Love (MC) & Rose Sport in Romance Novel (CC)


Homestead Sport is 100% Superwash Merino, 1 hank equals 100g / 279m [3.5oz / 250y]

Rose Sport is 100% Superwash Merino, 1 hank equals 100g / 297m [3.5oz / 325y]



Needles

SMALLER NEEDLES – US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” – 32” (40 cm – 80 cm) circular needles / DPNs or addi FlexiFlips for sleeves if not using magic loop. Larger sizes, 5 – 9 will be able to use a 16” (40 cm) circ for sleeves


Extra needle of equal or smaller size for joining folded collar


LARGER NEEDLES - US 6 (4 mm) 24” (80 cm) circular needles, OR length needed to knit body circumference


Notions

US F (4 mm) crochet hook, between 18 - 28 stitch markers depending on size, tapestry needle, scrap yarn or stitch holders, scissors


Gauge

23 sts & 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette

Approx. 5.75 x 7.5 sts per 1” (2.5 cm) after blocking


TECHNIQUES USED

Provisional cast on, cable cast on, knit, purl, increasing, decreasing, short rows, stranded colorwork, tubular bind-off


 

HOW TO APPLY

Please fill out this Google Form and I will reach out to you via email to let you know if you've been selected as a tester.


TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Feedback on the clarity of the pattern.

Feedback on sizing. Do the measurements for your size add up?

Report yarn consumption (yardage/meterage).


If using Ravelry, please set up a Ravelry project page and link it to the pattern using the secret tester code (which will be emailed to you) in the pattern name field. Well lit, clear photography of finished object (on a model is lovely) added to Ravelry project page.


COMMUNICATION

• The pattern is hosted in Google Docs where you will have the ability to comment and suggest edits.

• Please communicate any problems, questions or suggestions immediately either in this thread, via PM, email, or in Google Doc.


COMPENSATION

After completing all testing requirements, you will receive the final version of the pattern either via email or as a gift to your Ravelry library.


 

TEST KNITTING SCHEDULE

This is by no means a strict schedule, simply a guide!


Week 1 (April 25 - May 1)

Acquire yarn, knit gauge swatch, check measurements for your size


Week 2 (May 2 – 8)

Folded collar, begin yoke


Week 3 (May 9 – 15)

Complete yoke


Week 4 (May 16 - 22)

Divide for body and sleeves, begin working body section, mid-point check-in!


Week 5 (May 23 - 29)

Work body & hem ribbing


Week 6 (May 30 - June 5)

Begin sleeves


Week 7 (June 6 - 12)

Finish sleeves


Week 8 (June 13 - 21)

Finishing, blocking, FO photos & add to project page



Thanks so much for reading, and let me know if you have any questions!


- Hannah

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