Sunday, March 30, 2008

Calling for Test knitters.

Knitters, your knitting is needed. After 2 years of inventing, refining and using my own woolies pattern. I am now 100% certain that I have no intentions of ever making them to sell.. I really never did, but being well me, I 'had' to make my 'own' pattern.

Well it now seems wrong not to share it. This pattern is alot different to many other woolie patterns, it has a very different crotch which I feel is much sturdier and alot less likely to compression leaks compared to other woolies, and their crotches full of increases.

how it will work is I will post the pattern in stages and work closely with the knitters during this time. Starting as soon as I have a good number of gals
:D

NOTE: Once completed this pattern will be a free pattern for personal use but is not to be sold or used to produce any item for monetry exchange!

So about the pattern.

The sizes are
Small - 30cm waist and rise
medium - 40cm waist and rise
large - 50cm waist and rise
extra large - 60cm waist and rise

The pattern will be avaliable with the following variations..
Waist - elastic, rib, and rib with cord
Legs / style - soaker, shorties (seed stiche, garter stitch and frilled finish) and longies (straight and flared, with seed and garter finishes)

Needs
4.5mm circs in 40cm and 30cm
4mm circs in 40cm and 30cm (needed only for ribbed waist and soaker)
Tapestry needle
Stitch holders, stitch holders and stitch markers
Crochet hook

100-200 grams of wool dependent on size and style chosen
non roll or button hole elastic for elastic waists
also a set of digital kitchen scales to weigh wool used would be great

Skills used
knit
purl
seed/garter stitch where applicable
decreasing
increasing
short rows
kitchener stitch
crochet provisional cast on

Test knitter requirements
1. To have all the above mentioned equipment and supplies (stitch holders and kitchen scales are desirable but not essential)
2. Ability to commence knitting immediately and to complete the project within the timeframe of listing the stages or atlest in good time to keep up
3. Abillity to to work with me through my blog as we progress with the pattern, posting minimum daily with comments and updates
4. Commonsense - obvious, but we are working through, while a well used pattern, a new to paper pattern and your purpose is to pick up if something is written wrong..
5. Knowledge of, or ability to learn all the above skill requirements


Sorry for being so strict but I really want to get through this very efficiently..

Ok so if you would like to join please fill in the following form and post in my comments.
once I have enough ladies i will post the first part.... not real exciting .. just gauge ..

NAME:
KNITTING LEVEL:
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED:
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING:
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING:


one last thing

THANK YOU

8 comments:

Donna said...

NAME: Donna
KNITTING LEVEL: experienced knitter
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED: crochet provisional but hey i'll work it out :)
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING: med or lge - will have 2 neasure again
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING: longies :) and elastic :)

Rebecca said...

NAME: rebecca
KNITTING LEVEL: experience for the last two years, can follow pattern no worries and can do varied thing
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED: crochet
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING: large
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING: longies and elastic

Fi said...

NAME: Fiona
KNITTING LEVEL: Experienced enough.
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED: Provisional Cast on, but I know what it is :)
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING: Medium - Hamish is about 10kg now at 15m
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING: Elastic or ribbing/cord waist and shorties

kathok said...

NAME: Katherine
KNITTING LEVEL: Intermediate knitter I've been knitting bubby stuff constantly for a year now.
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED: crochet provisional CO but it looks easy enough
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING: med
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING: longies and ribbing/cord waistband

Mary said...

NAME: Mary
KNITTING LEVEL: experienced knitter
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED: my crochet sucks but I'll improve :)
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING: med or lge - will have 2 measure again plus dig through my stash to see what gets gauge best
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING: probably elastic or ribbing waist and soaker or shorties legs.

Lucky-1 said...

NAME: Leanne
KNITTING LEVEL: experienced knitter
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED: I have done all.
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING: small
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING: longies :) and elastic :)

Susanne's House Of Wool said...

NAME:Susanne
KNITTING LEVEL: Experienced Knitter
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED: Have tried all.
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING:Small
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING: Ribbed with cord & Soaker.

Kelly said...

NAME: Kelly
KNITTING LEVEL: Intermediate (I think lol)
WHAT SKILLS FROM ABOVE HAVE YOU NOT TRIED: crochet provisional CO
WHAT SIZE WILL YOU BE KNITTING: small
WHAT WAIST AND LEG WILL YOU BE KNITTING: Longies and elastic