The rough draft V.1 is ready and I have testers for the 1X and 2X/3X, 1 tester each so far, but I could use more. I’m still looking for testers for the small, medium, and large, but I could still have additional testers for the plus sizes. The back measurements are 15”x8” (16″x9”, 17”x10”, 18”x11”, 19”x12”, 20”x13”), but the important measurement is for the width (shoulder to shoulder), and I made the sleeve length customizable.
So here are some details about the pattern and what I need:
I need testers who are experienced crocheters, who are comfortable working with thread or fine yarn and are familiar with post stitches/working around the post of a previous stitch, who is able to complete this project in a timely fashion. I'm really not sure how long it will take, I know that it took me just shy of 3 weeks to complete the "prototype" without a written pattern, but I would like to have it up for sale sometime in the summer.
I need at least One or Two testers for each size: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, and 3X.
I designed the pattern so that it can be made in size 10 crochet cotton or Patons Lace, but I'm sure it could be made in any comparable size 2/fine yarn. I don't quite know what the yardage is yet, but I know that it took over a half ball of the Aunt Lydia's giant ball of classic crochet cotton (2,730yds) to make my size medium prototype shrug and I'm "guesstimating" it's going to take approximately 4 balls (1,992yds) of the Patons Lace at 498yrds a ball for a size medium. So I would assume that a small would be just a little less, and for the large and extra large, add another 1 or 2 balls.
The hook size I used is 3.25mm, but a gauge swatch will need to be made. I covered the gauge measurements for both "right side" and "wrong side" for the stitch pattern.
I will especially need help with checking my stitch counts, math, and to make sure everything makes sense and is easy to understand.
Everyone who tests my pattern will get a completed, sale-ready copy for free.
If you're interested, please message me at my Facebook page, by Midknight
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