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Poise Sweater

Job type Test knit

Please only apply if you agree with all testing requirements. Thank you!

Isn't it amazing how our clothes sometimes can affect our mood and boost ourconfidence? How putting on your favorite sweater can set you up for a good day? For mePOISE is just that sweater. As soon as I put it on I feel calm, warm, elegant and graceful.

And it is such a fun and carefree knit, too. POISE is worked seamlessly from the top down.You first cast on stitches for the neckband and shape the neckline with short rows. Thenyou work the entertaining yoke that features both stranded colorwork and an easy to worktextured stitch that almost looks like cables. When the yoke it complete, you split for bodyand sleeves and cast on a few extra stitches at the underarm for a perfect fit. The bodyand the sleeves are then worked in the round.

I hope you will enjoy POISE just as much as I do! Happy knitting!


This pattern was professionally tech edited and is fully formatted.

Holst Supersoft (50g, 287m / 314yrd, 50% merino, 50% shetland)
2 strands of yarn are held together throughout the entire project.

Main Color
280 (300, 320, 350) {370, 390, 420} (440, 470, 520) {530, 570, 600} (650, 680, 700) {720, 730} g in color “Space”

Contrast Color
18 (17, 17, 19) {19, 19, 22} (22, 22, 22) {22, 22, 22} (22, 22, 21) {21, 21} g in color “Almond”

Please note that these values are only estimates. Changes in yarn or gauge as well as changes of the pattern can result in a different yardage.

Difficulty Moderate
Due date 2023-07-13
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.
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Finished measurements

1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7} (8, 9, 10) {11, 12, 13} (14, 15, 16) {17, 18}
with bust circumference of finished garment:

75 (80, 85, 90) {95, 100, 105} (110, 115, 120) {125, 130, 135} (140, 145.5, 150) {155, 160} cm
29.5 (31.5, 33.5, 35.5) {37.5, 39.25, 41.25} (43.25, 45.25, 47.25) {49.25,51.25, 53.25} (55, 57.25, 59) {61, 63}"

POISE is intended to be worn with 2 - 5cm / 0.75 - 2" of positive ease aroundthe bust.

For all measurements please see the schematic in the photos.

Gauge 20 sts and 32 rounds = 10cm / 4" in Stockinette stitch with larger needle afterblocking
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required
  • knit and purl stitches
  • German Twisted Cast On (video tutorial included)
  • German Short Rows (video tutorial included)
  • stranded colorwork
  • textured stitches (detailed description in the pattern)
Construction type worked in the round, seamlessly from the top down
Required or recommended yarn 2 strands of Holst Supersoft (50g, 287m / 314yrd, 50% merino, 50% shetland) are held together throughout the entire project.
Yardage see yarn / yardage information in the pattern description above
Tools required

4mm needles (or size to obtain gauge with) for main fabric
3.5mm needles for the ribbing

A tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in the ends and three stitchmarkers.

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker
  • You can meet the deadline (July 13th 2023).
  • You need to get gauge. Working the pattern at a different gauge is not possible.
  • You do not make changes to the pattern without talking to me first.
  • On July 13th 2023 you have
    • knit the sweater
    • created a Ravelry project page for it that is connected to the pattern (use the pre-release code TEST-HHK-TJDXHS to establish the connection)
    • added at least 2 good qualitiy pictures of the worn cardigan taken outside during daylight to your Ravelry project
    • filled out the feedback form here on yarnpond
Rewards from the designer

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

Every tester will get:

  1. the updated version of the pattern, when the test is over and the pattern went through a second round of tech editing. 
  2. a 50% discount code that can be used for all my self-published patterns in my Ravelry store. I will send the code out to all testers who met all requirements when the test is over.

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.

2023-05-20: Started knitting
2023-06-10: Finished Yoke
2023-06-24: Finished Body
2023-07-05: Finished 1st sleeve
2023-07-11: Finished sweater, added pictures to Ravelry and filled out feedback form on yarnpond

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