My Sweater Canvas Test Knit
I'm so excited that My Sweater Canvas is ready to be test knitted! This sweater was one of the first pieces I made to explore the addition of embroidery to stockinette. I am quite pleased with how this reversible piece evolved! The photo above shows the embroidered cables stitched into the arms of the knitted side of the sweater. And the photo below shows an intricate cable pattern that was stitched into the purl side of the sweater.
Would you like to give this sweater a go? I'd be delighted to have you join the test!
Here is some information you'll need to make an informed decision:
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
To fit bust sizes 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48) (50-52, 54-56, 58-60, 62-64)" [76-84 (84-91.5, 94-101.5, 99-106.5, 106.5-114.5) (117-124.5, 127-134.5, 132-139.5, 139.5-147.5) cm]
34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66)" [86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) (137, 147.5, 157.5, 167.5) cm] bust
Julie Asselin Fino (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 115 grams / 400 yards): 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins
1365 (1520, 1685, 1830, 2000) (2160, 2355, 2510, 2630) yards [1249 (1390, 1541, 1674, 1829) (1976, 2154, 2296, 2405) meters]
Note: You are not required to use this yarn for your sweater. Feel free to use any fingering weight yarn that will enable you to achieve gauge. However, if you plan to embroider the sweater, I recommend that you choose a yarn with a high twist for both the knitting and the embroidery. Also, if you adjust the length of body or sleeves, you may need to adjust the amount of yarn you purchase.
One 16" (40 cm) and one 24" (60 cm) or longer circular needle, size US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
Needle(s) in preferred style for knitting small circumferences in the rnd, size US 2 (2.5 mm)
28 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in St st
To participate in the test, I request that you knit the following swatch with the yarn you will use for the sweater to the gauge above:
Once you've knitted a swatch to gauge, please email me at email@example.com to let me know which size you are thinking of making. The deadline for knitting the swatch is Sunday, August 1st, 5:00 pm EST.
I will send you the pattern for the sweater and the tutorial for reversibly embroidering stockinette. You'll want to practice the steps in the tutorial on your swatch to measure how your gauge was impacted by the embroidery. I'll gladly provide guidance on picking the right size to knit, depending on how you plan to embroider your sweater.
The deadline to knit the sweater is September 15, 2021. You will be asked to complete a survey regarding the sweater pattern when you have finished knitting the sweater.
Once you have completed the knitting, I will send you a code to download all the tutorials and motifs that I have written to embroider stockinette. You will be able to embroider your sweater at your leisure - no deadline! It's my way of saying thank you for testing
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at the email address above. Thank you!