TEST KNIT / Fireside Pullover (Sizes 50-62)
Test Knitting Opportunity
The Fireside Pullover has undergone extended grading and tech editing to include additional sizes from 50-62" bust. The final step in this process is test knitting — if you are interested please read all of the details below before applying!
UPDATE / June 28th, 2023 — Sizes 50-56 have been filled, I am still accepting applications for 58, 60, and 62.
This classic pullover is knit top down, in the round, in quick-to-work bulky yarn. Begin with the shapely shawl collar and then pick up stitches for the yoke; ribbing hugs the upper body for a flattering fit over the shoulders and upper arms. Subtle waist and hip shaping gives the garment a fitted silhouette; the deep ribbed cuffs and hem up the cozy factor. You’ll reach for this sweater again and again on late nights and lazy Sunday mornings.
Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool
100% Undyed Peruvian Highland Wool
478yds/437m per 8.75oz/250g skein
OR other bulky weight yarn to meet gauge
Sample shown in Beige (8016)
1399 (1432, 1491, 1546, 1621, 1674, 1743) yards
1279 (1309, 1363, 1413, 1482, 1530, 1594) meters
US 9 / 5.5 mm circ, 32"/80cm or 40"/100cm (for collar and body)
US 9 / 5.5 mm dpns or long circ for Magic Loop Method (for sleeves)
US 8 / 5 mm circ, 32"/80cm or 40"/100cm (for hem)
US 8 / 5 mm dpns or long circ for Magic Loop Method (for cuffs)
17 sts and 21.5 rows = 4"/10cm
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
(in the round)
To fit Bust:
50 (52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62)"
125 (130, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155) cm
Finished Measurements /
49 (50 ¾, 52 ¾, 54 ½, 57 ½, 59 ¼, 61 ¼) in bust
124.5 (129, 134, 138.5, 146, 150.5, 155.5) cm bust
Sizing Notes /
Approximately 1"/2.5cm of negative ease is built into the fit of this design. Follow the size that most closely matches your actual bust measurement from the “To Fit Bust” sizes above. To achieve a looser or tighter fit than modeled, refer to the finished measurements and size up or down accordingly.
The sample garment photographed is size 34”/86.5cm worn with 2”/5cm of negative ease. Model has a 35”/90cm bust and is 5’6”/168cm tall.
Deadline / September 30th, 2023
• 1-2 testers per size
• complete the pattern as written, using recommended yarn (or appropriate substitute)
• share modeled photos of the finished garment with me (used to evaluate fit across different sizes)
• submit a brief questionnaire with feedback
TO APPLY / Please apply using the form below. Testing will be conducted using Slack. It is a free and easy to use platform and we will be using a private channel to communicate.
I rely on volunteers for test knitting and truly appreciate the time spent helping me perfect a pattern before release. I strive to keep my test groups as organized and enjoyable as possible and hope to create a fun experience for knitters. Please note that all patterns that reach the test knitting stage have been sample knit and the pattern extensively reviewed by a professional technical editor. I truly appreciate your interest in this test knit, please ensure you've read all of the information before submitting your application. If you would like to have your name added to the test knit notification list submit your info here.
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