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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Test Knitters Wanted for Big Kids Cozy in Cables

Cozy in Cables 32 inch size in red Lamb's Pride BulkyPattern: Cozy in Cables size 32 inches

Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky

Color: Deep red

Needles: US #10.5

Gauge: 3 stitches, 4.5 rows per inch in stockinette

Anyone interested in test knitting a Cozy in Cables sweater pattern for the big kids in one of three sizes, 32", 36", 40"?

This is how it will work -

I supply: the pattern, support, communication, and corrections as they're found.

You supply:
  • Yarn - The 32" size takes about 600 yards of bulky (3 stitches/inch) yarn. I haven't knit the larger sizes so you get to tell me the yardage required.

  • Time - Ideally the sweater should be done by Monday. (That's a joke.)
    I'd like to get the sweaters knit by January 15 so we can share the pattern with the rest of the list.

  • Knitting skill - The pattern is easy, no sew, drop sleeves, boat neck. You do need to have enough knitting insight to recognize when there's a typo or other problem.

  • Feedback - I need to know every problem you encounter so I can edit and correct the pattern for the CIC_Knit List.

Our reward? A pattern the list can use to create easy, attractive, warm sweaters for the CIC_Knit List big kids.

Interested? e-mail Me or leave a blog comment with questions and/or to sign up. I will let you know where the pattern is and add you to my distribution list of test knitters.

Cozy in Cables top of sleeve Not sure you can get done in time? Give it a try. Worst that can happen is you'll have a big kid sweater to send to CIC for the challenge after the pattern is published.

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