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APPLY FOR TESTKNITTING
- MILA SWEATER (adults) -

Hi! Thank you so much for joining my little testknitting community.

I would like you to share some information with me regarding your (test)knitting experience.

One of the conditions of testknitting, is that you have a PUBLIC INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT (knitting related). 

It is not always required that you are an experienced knitter OR that you have any experience with testknitting.

This depends on the design that has to be testknitted.

Only the English pattern will be testknitted. I will be looking for 2 testknitters per size.

What do I expect from you as a test knitter?

You share the evolution of your test knit or at least the final result with some photos on your instagram account, tagging me and using the appropriate hashtags for the design. You give the necessary feedback on the pattern, sizing, amount of yarn used and type of yarn (this will be further clarified by email). You may of course always contact me personally with questions / remarks via email or instagram. I always create a group chat on instagram. You are - of course - completely free to choose whether you like to join or not. I am looking for dedicated knitters who are committed to finish the testknit within the specified timeframe.

You will be contacted by email if you are selected for a testknit. You will not be contacted if you are not selected for this testknit.

PLEASE DON'T APPLY IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE STATED DEADLINE.

DEADLINE TEST KNIT:  Tuesday the 7th of December 2023.

The pattern will be sent by email on Friday the 27th of October at the latest.

The selected testknitters will receive a discount code of 50% to purchase the absolutely delicious 'Hamelton Tweed 2' from BC Garn AND the 'Babysilk fluffy solid' from Kremke Soul Wool in a colour of their choice in the webshop of SOUL WOOL (https://www.soul-wool.com/shop/de). This is sponsored by the wonderful people of Soul Wool. The discount code is only for European residents because of the timeframe of this testknit. You can of course always apply and use another type of yarn.

- ABOUT MILA - 

 

The Mila Sweater is a classic sweater with a modified saddle shoulder construction.

The sweater is knitted seamlessly from top to bottom. First the back panel is worked back and forth, with increases in every row to shape the shoulders. Stitches are then picked up from the cast-on edge for the left shoulder, followed by the right shoulder, whilst shaping the neck. The left and right fronts are then joined together and worked further back and forth. Once completed, the front and back are joined. From that point on, the body is knitted in the round. There are a couple of options included in the pattern regarding the length of the body & style of hem:

1. Normal length - NO waist shaping

2. Normal length - WITH waist shaping

3. Long length - NO waist shaping

4. hem WITHOUT splits on the sides (normal length or long length)

5. hem WITH splits on the sides (normal length or long length)

 

Stitches are bound off using the ‘Ruke cast off’ method. Sleeve stitches are then picked up around the armhole opening and worked in the round. German short rows are used to shape the sleeves at the top. Again, you can choose the make sleeves with or without sleeve shaping. In a last step, stitches are picked up along the neck edge. All ribbing, including the collar, is worked in a double twisted rib 2x1. As a ‘finishing touch’, the neck has a couple of rounds in stockinette stitch, which result in a curled up detail. The stitches of the neck are bound off using the ‘lace bind off technique’.

INFO ABOUT SIZES & MATERIALS

The Mila Sweater is an oversized sweater with a positive ease of approx. 21.5 - 26 cm [8.5 - 10.25 inches] compared to the body bust circumference. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL correspond to a bust circumference (of the body) of approx. 74 (84) 94 (104) 114 (124) 134 (144) 155 cm [29.25 (33) 37 (41) 45 (48.75) 52.75 (56.76) 61 inches] respectively. Keep in mind that the final measurements of the sweater already take these extra 21.5 - 26 cm [8.5 - 10.25 inches] into account. Take the necessary measurements to determine the right size before you start knitting.

 

Samples as shown in photos:

The dark version - size S: ‘Hamelton Tweed 2’ - colour 17 from BC Garn held together with

‘Babysilk Fluffy Solid’ - colour 2101 from Kremke Soul Wool.

The beige version - Size S: ‘Hamelton Tweed 2’ - colour 003 from BC Garn held together with

‘Babysilk Fluffy Solid’ - colour 2978 from Kremke Soul Wool.

Size: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL

Bust circumference: finished sweater

96.5 (110) 120 (130) 140 (150) 160 (166.5) 176.5 cm

38 (43.25) 47.25 (51.25) 55 (59) 63 (65.50) 69.50 inches

Length ‘normal’: measured center back, excl. neck

56 (56) 57 (57) 58 (58) 58 (59) 59 cm

22 (22) 22.5 (22.5) 22.75 (22.75) 22.75 (23.25) 23.25 inches

Length ‘long’: measured center back, excl. neck 

66 (66) 67 (67) 68 (68) 68 (69) 69 cm

26 (26) 26.5 (26.5) 26.75 (26.75) 26.75 (27.25) 27.25 inches

Hip/seat circumference: with waist shaping, before the hem:

90 (102.5) 112.5 (122.5) 132.5 (142.5) 152.5 (160) 170 cm

35.5 (40.25) 44.25 (48.25) 52.25 (56) 60 (63) 67 inches

Sleeve length: measured under the armhole opening: 

43 (41.5) 41.5 (41.5) 39 (39.5) 38 (39) 36.5 cm

17 (16.25) 16.25 (16.25) 15.25 (15.5) 15 (15.25) 14.25 inches

Sleeve circumference: measured at armhole opening: 

45 (45) 46.5 (46.5) 50 (50) 53.5 (55) 55 cm

17.75 (17.75) 18.25 (18.25) 19.75 (19.75) 21 (21.75) 21.85 inches

Yoke depth: measured from center back cast-on edge to underarm cast-on edge: 

25.5 (26.5) 27.5 (29) 30 (32.5) 33.5 (34.5) 36 cm

10 (10.5) 10.75 (11.5) 11.75 (12.75) 13.25 (13.5) 14.25 inches

Gauge: 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches]:

            12 sts x 17 rows (after blocking) with needles 8 mm [US 11] in stockinette stitch.    

Needles: Circular needles 8 , 6.5, 6 & 5  mm / cables length 40, 60 and/or 80 cm

            [US 11, 10.5, 10 & 8 / cable length 16, 24, and/or 32 inches

Suggested yarn:

‘Hamelton Tweed 2’ from BC Garn (50 g - 60 m) held together with

‘Babysilk Fluffy Solid’ from Kremke Soul Wool (50 g - 200 m)

Normal length:

            Hamelton tweed 2: 650 (650) 700 (750) 800 (850) 900 (1000) 1000 g

            Babysilk fluffy solid: 200 (200) 250 (250) 250 (300) 300 (300) 300 g

Long length:

            Hamelton tweed 2: 700 (700) 750 (800) 850 (900) 950 (1050) 1050 g

            Babysilk fluffy solid: 200 (200) 250 (250) 250 (300) 350 (350) 350 g

Skill level
Which size would you like to test?

Thank you for helping me! You will be contacted by email if you are selected for a testknit! Happy knitting!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

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