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Belfast Pullover

Job type Test knit

Belfast Pullover is an easy-to-wear pullover which achieves the look of cables without a cable needle. The body is worked in columns of textured cabled stitches and the bodice in Stockinette with a gently scooped neckline. It is worked flat from the bottom up and is both charted & written out with schematics.  Pullover is designed to be loose-fitting so please select a finished size that gives you at least 4"/10cm of positive ease.

A Ravlery Page is up and active, so you will be able to link to it immediately.


The following hashtags are being used for this project:

#donnaestindesigns and #belfastpullover and #goodkarmafarm

Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2019-08-11
Due date 2019-08-15   This is a flexible deadline!
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Advertiser Donna Estin Designs
Spots available 6
Sizes required Women’s XS (S, M, L, 1X) Shown in Size XS
Finished measurements

Circumference at bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”/86 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm

Length: 25.5 (26.5, 27.5, 28.5, 29.5)”/64.5 (67, 70, 72, 75) cm


Gauge In Knox Rib: 20 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10cm with larger needles after blocking In St st: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10cm with larger needles after blocking
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required


m1 increases (Instructions provided)


Making mock cables without a cable needle (instructions provided)



Construction type Worked flat from the bottom up and seamed.
Yarn support There is a discount available for the recommended yarn!
Required or recommended yarn Worsted weight wool/alpaca blend or wool. Yarn used in sample= Good Karma Farm 60/40 Wool/Alpaca Worsted (210yds/192m, 3.88oz/110g, 60% Fine Wool, 40% Alpaca), Color Little Fishy Fishy, 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins. A 20% discount is available from Good Karma Farm's website for all testers that are selected. Discount code will be sent via message upon acceptance into the test knit.
Yardage 1260 (1470, 1680, 1720, 1890) yds of worsted weight wool/alpaca blend or wool.
Tools required

Scrap yarn

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle


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

Please post regular progress reports with photos if possible.  You can always email me as well.

Finish & block garment by the 7/31/19 deadline.

Create a Ravelry project page with pictures (at least one modeled) & link to pattern.

Kindly rate the pattern and add a finish date to project page.

Complete the feedback section which helps so much!

Rewards from the designer

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

Free PDF of completed pattern.

One Free pattern of your 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.

2019-06-07: Completed Back
2019-06-21: Completed Front
2019-07-05: Completed Sleeves
2019-07-31: Finished, Seamed & Blocked



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