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Pattern Release, and Testing: Mayu!

Noriko HoComment

It took a bit longer than I was hoping to get Mayu fully formatted and everything, but Mayu is now ready and out!  Mayu has been fully tech edited, but I'd love a couple people testing it out for sizing purposes.  I'd love for people to be able to see what the different sizes fit like in different eases.  For that reason, I'm going to offer it out for free to testers for a limited amount of time.  You do have to contact me on Ravelry (rav id:  norichan) in order to qualify, and you have to be able to fit into my criteria for normal testing (it's not too difficult, but I do have a few qualifications).  :o)

Here are the pattern reqs:

Sizes:
Bust Circumference: 36 (39.75, 43.25, 47)” 91.5 (101, 110, 119.5) cm
Length: 22.75 (24, 25.25, 26.5)” 58 (61, 64, 67) cm

Gauge: 11 sts x 16 rows = 4” x 4” 10 cm x 10 cm, in st st, in the round on larger needles.

Materials: 
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Paloma Tweed (50% alpaca, 30% wool, 14% acrylic, 6% rayon; 71 yds/50 g) 
MC: 8 (9, 10, 11) skeins
CC: 3 (3, 3, 4) skeins

Needles: US 13 and 15 - 24” circular needle and DPNs. Or size to obtain gauge.

Notions: 
5 st markers (1 unique for beg of round m) 
cable needle
tapestry needle
scrap yarn (for holding sts)

As far as testing reqs go, you do need to be a member of Ravelry, have some projects on Ravelry with pictures, and be able to finish your project by the end of February.  I do ask for you to link your project to the Mayu project page, and post pictures of you (or whomever you prefer) modeling the sweater.  I would love it if you are able to say what your ease is, so that people have a good idea about how they might like to size their own Mayu!  I can't wait to see yours!  :oD  Please head here to sign up to test!  

Testers: Mayu

Noriko HoComment

Hello!!  I am finally ready for another test phase!  I am almost done grading this pattern, and am sending it to my tech editor.  The testing phase will begin once I get the pattern back from her.  :o)  

Pertinent information:

Yarn:  Debbie Bliss Paloma Tweed; for the 39" bust 8 skeins of the white was used, and 3 of the tan.

Needles:  US 15 and 13 in 24" circulars and DPNs.  Or size to get gauge.

Gauge:  11sts x 16rows = 4" x 4"

Rough sizes predicted:  30" (33", 36", 39")[42", 45", 48"]  still grading, depends on feasibility of raglan shaping with these sizes.  I hope to be able to do all of these!

This is a top-down raglan style sweater that is roughly tunic, or just shy of tunic length.  I am wearing the 39" bust with about 2-3" of positive ease.  Even with the positive ease, there is some shaping to help keep the style flattering!  I, personally, wanted an oversized, comfy sweater, but I think this sweater would look great anywhere between -2 to +2 ease!  

I am looking for 1-2 testers per size.  The test will be run here!  :o)  Yarn substitutions are not a problem, as long as you can get gauge!  

Need Testers for Candide Hat

Noriko HoComment

I have my next new pattern ready for testing!  

I'm in love with this hat!  It's such an easy knit, but by using some simple tricks with yarns, it comes out seeming much more sophisticated.  Kinda like the protagonist of Candide.  ;o)  A bit of a simpleton, but wanting to be more.  This is the first of a set of knits that will all feature a different character from Candide.  Well, here are the details:

Yarn used: 
Cascade Heritage (in 5681 Limestone) - fingering weight. Used for smallest size: 38g = 167yds. This is an exact amount, and I would err on having more than this.
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (in 05 Lava) - considered a DK, but appears to be a very light DK. Either sport or DK would be fine, if you can get gauge. Used for the smallest size: 22g = 85yds. This is an exact amount and I would err on having more than this.

Needles: 
US 6 - 16”circ 
US 8 - 16”circ and dpns. 
Or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge:
20sts = 4” with both yarns held double on larger needle, in the round. Gauge was the same blocked and unblocked for me. :o)

This hat will come in a predicted 3 sizes. 18” (20”, 22”). Child/Teen (Small adult, Large adult). Exact sizes of hat: 17.5” (19”, 21”)

Testing will be performed in my ravelry group, here.