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Artemisia Top

Job type Test knit

Artemisia is an elegant Top with a relaxed A-line silhouette that is worked almost entirely in Stockinette stitch. It features a lace & cable stitch pattern (not hard to work) around the V-neckline in contrast color yarn, that decorates the upper front part of the garment in a beautiful way. The main color yarn (MC) is a light fingering weight yarn and the contrast color yarn (CC) is a 4-ply yarn (fingering weight yarn would also work) so Artemisia can be worn year round.

Test knitters can choose a combination of yarns they like as long as they hit gauge. 

The pattern includes instructions for a short and a long sleeve version (test knitters can chose which version they like to knit). 

Please note that the pattern has been professionally tech edited.

Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2021-11-03
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Pattern access The pattern for this test will be sent to you by email. This means the designer will have access to your email address for this purpose. By applying for this test, you are allowing Yarnpond to show your email address to this designer for the purposes of sending you the pattern document only. The designer may not add you to their mailing list or send you marketing emails without you providing approval for them to use your address for that purpose. Designers found to be abusing their access to testers emails will be excluded from Yarnpond.
Advertiser Sartorial Knitting
Spots available 13
Sizes required 1 : 1 testers needed
2 : 1 testers needed
3 : 1 testers needed
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5 : 1 testers needed
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7 : 1 testers needed
8 : 2 testers needed
9 : 2 testers needed
10 : 2 testers needed
11 : 2 testers needed
Finished measurements

Finished Bust Circumference (after blocking): (89.5, 94, 99.5) (105, 109, 114.5) (120, 129.5, 139.5) (150.5, 160) cm / (35.25, 37, 39.25) (41.25, 43, 45) (47.25, 51, 55) (59.25, 63) in

Intended positive ease: 3 - 5cm (1.25 – 2in).

Gauge 29 sts and 38 rows in Stockinette stitch over 10cm / 4in with larger needles (worked flat), after blocking.
Charted or written pattern Charted
Skills required

Increases, decreases, bind off, intarsia colorwork, chart-reading skills, lace knitting, simple cables, short rows and seaming. 

Links to video tutorials are included in the pattern for easier execution of techniques.

Construction type Front and Back pieces are worked flat, bottom-up and seamed at the sides. Shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind off. Sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked in the round to the cuffs (the pattern includes instructions for a short and a long sleeve version). The Top is worked almost entirely in Stockinette stitch. Hems and sleeve cuffs are worked in Garter Stitch. A lace & cable stitch pattern decorates the V-neckline that is worked in contrasting yarn, using the intarsia colorwork technique. Stitches are picked up around the neckline to work a 1x1 neckband.
Required or recommended yarn Main color yarn (MC): Pascuali Filati Naturali PUNO (50g/1.75oz, 200m/219yds, 70% Cotton, 30% Alpaca). Sample photographed in the “022” colorway. Contrast color yarn (CC): Blacker Yarns LYONESSE (50g/1.75oz, 175m/191yds, 50% Falklands wool, 50% Linen). Sample photographed in the “Tourmaline” colorway.
Yardage Short Sleeve version (MC): (5, 5, 5) (6, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8) (9, 9) balls fingering weight yarn (901, 952, 1000) (1064, 1126, 1181) (1261, 1387, 1497) (1646, 1791) m / (985, 1041, 1094) (1164, 1231, 1292) (1379, 1517, 1637) (1800, 1959) yds. Long Sleeve version (MC): (7, 7, 7) (8, 8, 8) (9, 10, 10) (11, 12) balls fingering weight yarn. (1245, 1313, 1382) (1450, 1535, 1600) (1708, 1854, 1977) (2154, 2317) m / (1362, 1436, 1511) (1586, 1679, 1750) (1868, 2028, 2162) (2356, 2534) yds. All versions (CC): Blacker Yarns LYONESSE (50g/1.75oz, 175m/191yds, 50% Falklands wool, 50% Linen). Sample photographed in the “Tourmaline” colourway. (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1) (1, 1) ball fingering weight yarn. (91, 92, 93) (94, 96, 97) (98, 101, 105) (107, 111) m / (100, 101, 102) (103, 105, 106) (107, 110, 115) (117, 121) yds.
Tools required

2.5mm size crochet hook for picking up sts, 2 stitch markers, blunt tapestry needle, 4 scrap pieces of yarn or stitch holders, measuring tape.

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker

I am grateful for your time and experience put into test knitting this pattern. If you decide to apply for this Test Knit you can choose if you will knit the Top with a short or long sleeve. Please apply for this test if you agree to the following:

  • Choose a combination of yarns you like but swatch to ensure you hit gauge as close as possible to the pattern's gauge. 
  • Finish knitting the garment on time (by the end of October).
  • When the Test Knitting starts: create a project page in Ravelry and use the testing code TEST-SK-TPJY8K in the Pattern Name Field to ensure that your project will be linked automatically to the pattern page once published.
  • During the Test Knitting: knit the garment according to the instructions. On a weekly basis provide a progress report and feedback on any errors or difficulties you may encounter. Please feel free to make comments and suggestions that you think could improve this pattern. Kindly use the chat room so that other testers can benefit from the info.
  • To finish the Test knitting: post pictures of your finished garment and please don't forget to add them in your Ravelry test page. If you have an account on Instagram, please share pics of your finished piece using hashtag #sartorialknittingdesigns and tag @sartorialknitting.

Thank you!


Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Test knitters that successfully complete the test will get a copy of the final version of the pattern as well as a pattern of their choice from my Ravelry store :-)



The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2021-09-11: Complete back piece
2021-09-25: Complete front piece
2021-10-06: Complete 1st sleeve
2021-10-16: Complete 2nd sleeve
2021-10-30: Finish garment and take photos

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