I’m looking for quick and reliable test knitters to work with me on my Narwhal pullover pattern. The deadline for the test knit is June 30th. If you wish to be part of this test knit please send me a message saying which size you want to knit by email at lunaknitblog (at) gmail.com.
You can see me talking about the design and showing more of it in my latest YouTube video, which you can watch here below:
- The Narwhal is a sport-weight raglan pullover. It is knitted seamlessly from top-down.
- The boat neck collar is started with a provisional cast on and later joined back to work with three-needle joining to create a folded edge.
- The body is worked in a round with raglan increases and a cable pattern on the front.
- The sleeves are separated at underarm and the body and sleeves are then worked separately in a round.
Sizes available for the test knitting :
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
- Bust circumference: 75 (85, 95, 105, 115, 125) cm / 30 (34, 37.5, 41.5, 45, 49) inches
- Intended ease: 0-5 cm / 0-2” at bust
- Raglan length: 16 (17, 18, 20, 21.5, 23) cm / 6 (6 ¾, 7, 8, 8.5, 9) inches
- Body length (hem to underarm): 38 (38, 38, 40, 40, 42) cm / 15 (15, 15, 15 ¾, 15 ¾, 16.5) inches
- Sleeve circumference (upper arm): 27 (28, 30, 32, 35, 40) cm / 10.5 (11, 11 ¾, 12.5, 13 ¾, 15 ¾) inches
- Sleeve length (cuff to underarm): 41 (42, 42, 43, 43, 44) cm / 16.5 (17, 17, 17 ¾, 17 ¾, 18) inches
Sport-weight yarn of your choosing. You can use whatever yarn you wish as long as you can meet the gauge.
6 (7, 7, 8, 9,10) skeins of Drops Safran (100% cotton, sport weight, 160m / 175 yards per 50g) or 860 (955, 1070, 1220, 1365, 1575) m / 940 (1045, 1170, 1335, 1495, 1725) yards of sport weight yarn. Sample shown in i>Drops Safran off-white (unicolor 18).
26 sts x 36 rounds = 10 cm, on 3.0mm (US 2 ½) needles in reverse stockinette stitch, in around, blocked
What I’m looking for in test knitters:
- attention for details
- ability to follow instructions that might change during the course of the test-knitting process
- knit (and purl) according to the given gauge
- able to meet the given deadline
Techniques you need to know:
- reverse stockinette stitch (which is basically just a lot of purling)
- knitting cables
- provisional cast on
- three-needle joining
- reading charts or written patterns (preferably both).
As this is not a secret test knit, you can share your process on social media and on Ravelry if you wish to do so. Please tag the photos using #narwhalsweater, and if you are using Instagram, also tag me in the photo (my IG id is @sari_n_). At the end of the test knit I will send you the finalized pattern via Ravelry so you can add it to your pattern library. I hope you will also link your project with the pattern on Ravelry once it has been published. I will help you with this if needed.