My handy test knitter database is great for knits, but I”m having a hard time figuring out who would be interested in test crocheting a sweater, so I’m putting out an open call! This jacket is a simple top down raglan in a half double crochet stitch pattern.

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The sweater uses 925 (1050, 1180, 1305, 1430, 1560, 1690) yards Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport or equivalent sport weight wool. The final bust measurements are 29 (33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53) in/ 74 (84, 94, 104, 114, 125, 135) cm, and the jacket is worn with 0-2 inches of positive ease. You’ll need a G/4mm hook or whatever size is needed to match the 20 sts x 13 rows = 4in x 4in/10.16cm x 10.16cm gauge. You’ll also need a zipper to match the finished front lengths and four buttons.

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The deadline for the test crochet will be May 25th. On that day, I’ll need general feedback on the readability of the pattern, an estimate on the yardage used, and photos of the finished jacket, but just the crochet work needs to be completed. Buttons and zippers can wait. When I have your pictures and feedback, I’ll reimburse you for your materials within reason (Sorry, no rare, magical unicorn hair yarn!) via PayPal. If you’re interested, please email me at andi.untanglingknots (a) gmail.com. Please tell me what size you’d like to knit and give me an idea of what yarn you think you’ll use. I’m only accepting a limited number of test crocheters, and I typically try to get a wide range of sizes tested. If you’re not in my tester database, please fill out my survey in your email so I can get to know a little bit about you.

6 Comments

  • I’m not sure that I could test hook it in time with my work schedule but I can’t wait for it to be a design I can try out! It’s such a perfect little sweater for my work!

  • That is a tight time frame and I am way too time poor at the moment, alas I will need to pass! I’m def going to buy the pattern when it’s avail tho.

    Sport weight yarn is not super common here either.

  • I’ld love to but I’m a slow crocheter so, I’ll pass. But I definitely buy the pattern. I have my eyes on it since you finished it.

  • I’d LOVE to test this one for you – unfortunately, I’m in the middle of another test already! I will say though that there is a test crochet group on Ravelry – it’s the Happy Hookers Hangout. You can post your need there, and they’ll jump on the chance. I’ve used them before and the testers are FABULOUS! If only it could wait until June…*sigh* ๐Ÿ™‚

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