Gauge Information for the Naples Test Knit
Click on the Naples 5.5 for attach to get the Naples Test Knit pdf. I tried to make my button clickable, but it got too complicated.
Naples Test Knit information
This pattern contains both a collar and a cowl, each in three gauges. There are two variations, one done flat and one combined flat and in the round. They all take about 100g of yarn in sizes through the M, and the pattern gives advice for adjusting to the amount of yarn you have.
- These are the photos of the five samples I have. I have not made the flat worsted yet. They are all size M.
- I have a different style of presenting a pattern. Consider it a tutorial. It tends to get knitters upset at the outset, but I have thought through every detail. I understand if you don’t need to slavishly follow the pattern, but keep an eye out to know what is coming next.
- This test will be in my Ravelry group: Click the photo to get to the Ravelry Group.
Naples Test Knit Overview
- Deadline: Completed by 12/2/19
- Skill level: Flat is moderately easy. Combined is moderate.
- Experience: Changing needles, reading stitch patterns in written or chart form. Switching from flat to ITR following instructions for Combined.
- Specific tags for this test: Naples, cowl, collar
- Sizes available to test/finished size: There are XS (S) (M) (L) (XL) for each gauge and style.
- I’m attaching a pdf of the five gauges I have completed. You will need approximately 100g of any gauge for XS through M. You will need more for the L & XL
- Please PM me on Ravelry, or email me.
- I will let everyone know by November 4 or November 8 (depending on sign ups) via response to your PM.
Naples Test Knit Yarn & Supplies
- Yarn requirements. You may use any yarn you like. Success of your project is dependent on gauge and appropriate yarn choice, so please at least review the yarns I used. See attached PDF. Ask me if you want help deciding!
- Needle sizes: This depends on the weight of the yarn, fiber content, yarn construction.
- Sport (flat): US size 6[4mm] and US size 1[2.25mm]
- DK (combined): US size 4[3.5mm] and US size 2[2.75mm]
- Worsted (flat & combined): US size 7[4.5mm] and US size 3[3.25mm]
- Bulky (flat): US size 9[5.5mm] and US size 3[3.25mm]
- Bulky (combined): US size 9 [5.5mm] and US size 7[4.5mm]
- Gauge: I always think gauge is important, but close is fine.
- Notions: Button or shawl pin.
- Optional. I will be doing a video on how to do a button collage for participants in the test who complete their project.
Naples Test Knit Expectations
- Check-ins. I like weekly check-ins because it will help you focus. Generally, if you aren’t checking in, I can usually guess you aren’t going to complete the project, although not checking in isn’t a deal breaker!
- Where to Check In. Let’s keep the checking in where everyone can see it, in the Threadin my Ravelry Group. I know that it feels awkward to do it publicly, but I’m not judging, just trying to gauge where you are. If you check in with a photo, you can also use it on your project page! It is a great time to ask questions or for help from me or someone who may be ahead of you.
- Photos. This pattern hasn’t been published, but it should be during the test (although it will be hidden, it will allow you to link to it while you are engaged). I am looking for photos, and that is how I know it is finished.
- Modeled photo. It can be a flat photo, but modeled is best.
- Project pages. Please, please, please, create a project page! I love putting up photos of my progress, as it feels like I’m getting credit along the way!
Naples Test Knit Compensation
- The final pattern will be gifted to you on your successful completion of this Test. You must have a project page with a photo to successfully complete. The pattern will likely retail for $15.
Naples Test Knit Questions
I love knitting this stitch pattern. Once you get it you don’t have to follow the row-by-row instructions slavishly, so it is great TV or other watching knitting. It is my hope that you enjoy the Naples Test Knit.
- You should ask me for help if you need it for anything. I want to help you get to the finish line!
- I welcome help from other testers when there is a question.
- Please don’t send Naples Test knitting questions privately. It takes a lot more time and then I end up answering the same question more than once.
Naples Test Knit My Opinions
I hope for the Naples Test Knit that you will
- check the links in the pattern,
- review the techniques provided, and use them!
- take a look at the schematics,
- tuse my charts (they are called Action charts and reflect what you are to do),
- that questions are really good, but complaining doesn’t accomplish much.
- Ask for assistance. It is likely no one’s fault and fingers don’t need to be pointed and I will help you get sorted out.
- Constructive criticism takes the form of “have you ever considered . . .” or some such. I have a different style of presenting a pattern. Consider it a tutorial.
- My pattern style tends to get knitters upset at the outset, but I have thought through every detail. I do understand that you personally may not need to slavishly follow the pattern, but do keep an eye out to know what is coming next.
- I do welcome your responses, and I will make changes that make sense for my big picture.
- If you are having a bad day and want to vent, this is not the place to do it. Go to one of my other topics, please.
If you ever want to speak to me directly, feel free to email me your thoughts, questions, or whatever!