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December 13, 2018

Pippin, by pandacita

I've always been committed to offering size inclusive garment patterns, but it can be very hard to visualise how a new pattern will look on your body. I'd love your help with that! We do use test and sample knitters as part of the pattern development process already, but I've always been a bit wary of doing a public call or relying on free labour to make my patterns.

Amanda in Chickadee

However, I have some new sweater patterns that will be released in the new year and I'd really like to be able to share a wider range of projects when they're launched. We're doing other things to make my sweater photos more representative of the knitters who might make them, but there are only so many samples we can afford to make and models we can hire.

Consequently I'm putting out a call for preview knitters, and calling it that specifically because I want to be upfront that it's more about sharing your garments than testing patterns. Of course if you do find an issue or something is confusing we want to hear about it, but you'll be knitting from edited patterns not early drafts. 

I'm specifically looking, at the moment, for preview knitters who would be interested in knitting either Ravelston (pictured above) which is essentially a pullover version of Stockbridge, or a dk weight version of the Stockbridge cardigan. The pullover also includes options for a folded hem and V-neck. Both patterns have waist shaping and are written for sizes from approx a 30-60" chest. We're looking for knitters who think they could complete one in about a month. 

If you feel like you don't see yourself in the knitting world I'd particularly love to hear from you.  

If you're interested please fill out the form on this page. 

If you're not interested in knitting one of the sweaters I mentioned here, but would like to be added to our list of potential preview knitters please do fill out the form. There's a box at the bottom to note that.


Cahoots by BexB 

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