Test Knitters Wanted – Serenity

Update: all testers found, thank you very much

Admittedly, I have been on a shawl knitting spree in the last few months and more designs are coming up very soon.

But of course vintage sweaters are still my one true love. Over the summer I have been working on two lovely designs and I am very excited to put the first one up for test knitting today.

I proudly present you Serenity, a multisize reproduction of an original 1930ies design.

serenity_dressform_01

Knitted in simple stripes in plain stockinette stitch the sweater knits up rather quickly. The stunning plaid effect is achieved by embroidery on the finished pieces. The embroidery part requires a bit of patience, but I think the effect is well worth the effort.

serenity_detail_embroidery

The sweater is worked flat in separate pieces and sewn together afterwards. The neckline is finished with a small garter ribbing, worked lengthwise and closes with two crochet ties.

And it looks stunning on it’s designer, who got all dolled up for a funny foto shooting in the port of Blanes in her summer holidays, hehehe. I’ll talk about taking these pictures and why the grumpy face in another post.

serenity_blanes_01

Here are the details:

To fit bust size:

cm 81 86 91 97 102 107 112 118 122 127
inches 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50

 

Yarn
DROPS Baby Merino

Sizes 81 cm (32”), 86 cm (34”)
3 skeins of shade 30 (blue)
2 skeins of shade 24 (light sky blue)
2 skeins of shade 01 (white)

Sizes 91 cm(36”), 97 cm (38”), 102 cm (40”)
3 skeins of shade 30 (blue)
3 skeins of shade 24 (light sky blue)
3 skeins of shade 01 (white)

Sizes 107 cm (42”), 112 cm (44”), 118 cm (46”)
4 skeins of shade 30 (blue)
3 skeins of shade 24 (light sky blue)
3 skeins of shade 01 (white)

Sizes 122 cm (48”), 127 cm (50”)
4 skeins of shade 30 (blue)
4 skeins of shade 24 (light sky blue)
4 skeins of shade 01 (white)

You are welcome to substitute yarn.

Please note: At this stage, yarn consumption is calculated theoretically only. I recommend to purchase a little more to be on the safe side.

Needles
3.0 mm (US 3) circular needles
2.5 mm (US 2) circular needles
3 mm crochet hook
or sizes needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge
31 sts. x 40 rows = 10 X 10 cm (4” x 4”), measured after washing and blocking.

Pattern is in English.

If you are interested in test knitting this pattern for me, please check out my Ravelry group for details and make sure that you have read the Test Knitting Procedures.

3 Comments

  1. Ich finde es toll, dass du dich traust und als Designerin startest. Gerne würde ich deinen Pullover probestricken, ich habe mich bei Ravelry dazu gemeldet.

    In jedem Fall wünsche ich dir ganz viel Erfolg!
    LG, Alenka

  2. Tolle Idee, tolles Logo, und bitte mehr Vintage Pullis für alle!
    LG Dodo

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