TEST KNIT / Fernwood Cardigan

 

Test Knitting Opportunity

I am so excited to share this new pattern with you!! It has been a long time coming. Before it can be published the pattern needs to be put to the test — if you are interested please read below! 

 

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 read all of the information below before submitting your application.


UPDATE - September 7th - I am in the process of reviewing all of the applications that came in over the long weekend. If you've applied and haven't heard back from me - I apologize it is taking me longer than expected! I promise to reply to each and every applicant. The call for testers is still open as there are spaces that need to be filled in the upper end of the size range (to fit bust 50-62"). 

UPDATE - September 8th - There are open spaces for sizes 56-62. 

UPDATE - September 15th - This test knit is underway and the application has been closed. 


Pattern Details

From the pattern: The Fernwood Cardigan is a comfortably oversized sweater with a deep v-neckline and raglan shaping. It is worked from the top down in super bulky yarn and a wonderfully textured double moss stitch. With an extra long body, roomy sleeves, and patch pockets, this cardigan is the perfect layer to cozy up in.

Yarn /
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
106yds/97m per 6oz/170g skein
OR any super bulky weight yarn to meet gauge
Sample shown in Fisherman 99

474 (504, 529, 555, 578, 610, 623, 637, 663, 696, 696, 736, 763, 791, 826, 854, 934, 962) yards
433 (461, 484, 508, 529, 558, 570, 583, 607, 637, 637, 673, 698, 724, 756, 782, 854, 881) meters

Needles /
US 15 / 10 mm circ, 32"/80cm or 40"/100cm (for body)
US 15 / 10 mm dpns or long circ for magic loop (for sleeves)
US 13 / 9 mm dpns or long circ for magic loop (for cuffs)
US 13 / 9 mm circ, 32"/80cm or 40"/100cm (for buttonband + hem)

Gauge /
8.75 sts and 12 rows = 4"/10cm in Double Moss st on larger needles (blocked)
9.25 sts and 12.5 rows = 4"/10cm in Double Moss st on larger needles (unblocked)

Sizes /
To fit Bust:
28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62)"
71 (76, 81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127, 132, 137, 142, 147.5, 152.5, 157.5) cm

Finished Measurements /
34 ½ (36 ¼, 38 ¼, 40, 41 ¾, 43 ¾, 45 ½, 47 ¼, 49 ¼, 51, 52 ¾, 56 ½, 58 ¼, 60, 62, 63 ¾, 65 ½, 67 ½) in bust
87.5 (92, 97, 101.5, 106, 111, 115.5, 120, 125, 129.5, 134, 143.5, 148, 152.5, 157.5, 162, 166.5, 171.5) cm bust

Approximately 6"/15cm of positive ease is built into the pattern. The sample garment photographed is size 34"/86.5cm.

Deadline / November 1st, 2022
The original deadline for this test knit was October 15th however reviewing the applications has taken longer than expected and extra time has been given to account for the delay.

NOTE - this sweater is incredible fast to knit due to the super bulky yarn used. I was able to crank out my last sample in only one week! 

Expectations /

• 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 / Applying is simple and requires only your size, yarn selection, and contact info. There will be a thread on Ravelry devoted to this test knit, however being a member and participating there is not a requirement of this test. If you would like to participate there, please be sure to include your user name in your application. To apply for this test knit, please submit your info here


Double Moss Stitch

(Worked across even number of stitches)
Rows/Rnds 1-2: [K1, p1] to end of row/rnd.
Rows/Rnds 3-4: [P1, k1] to end of row/rnd.
Repeat Rows/Rnds 1-4.


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