Welcome to the secret Test Knitting Page! Here you'll find all the information you'll need to make your selections for this round of Blind Test Knitting. Here are just a few things to keep in mind:

As this is a blind test knit (no photos!) please do pay extra attention to the design descriptions. If you have any questions or concerns regarding skill level or timeline, or require clarification please do email me at ruth@making-stories.com

This round of test knitting runs from Oct 4th- Nov 9th. Please consider this deadline when selecting which design you'd like to knit.

We currently only accept test knitters who will be using the original yarn. You will receive a 20% discount code to order directly from the yarn company themselves. I've included the amounts for each pattern and size if you'd like to calculate a cost estimate ahead of time.

We're so excited about this latest collection and hope you'll find something here you'd like to test knit! Should you be interested in doing so, you can sign up here, until Wednesday September 19th: https://makingstories.typeform.com/to/JJzy3r


Cardigan: designed by Jessica Gore

This is a V-neck, raglan cardigan with an easy fit (recommended to be worn with 0-12cm / 0-4.75" of positive ease around the bust) and button bands. The texture of the cardigan involves lots of minimalist ribbing, and decorative floats performed by slipping stitches with the working yarn drawn across the right side of your work. You will need to be familiar with reading charts to set up your patterning within the raglan shaping, but from thereon the cardigan body involves simple recurring rows of the ribbing and slip stitches.

Yarn: O-Wool O-Wash Sport (100% machine-washable certified organic merino; 307 metres / 336 yards per 100 g)

Women’s Cardigan: 1400 (1585, 1730, 1885, 1970, 2155, 2330, 2450) metres / 1531 (1733, 1892, 2061, 2154, 2357, 2548, 2679) yards

Men’s Cardigan: 1455 (1650, 1800, 1960, 2045, 2235, 2415, 2540) metres / 1591 (1804, 1969, 2143, 2236, 2444, 2641, 2778) yards

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished bust circumference: 88 (97, 105.75, 112.5, 119.25, 128, 137, 145.75) cm / 34.75 (38.25, 41.75, 44.25, 47, 50.5, 54, 57.5)”” bust circumference - recommended to be worn with 0-12 cm / 0-4.75“ of positive ease at the bust.


Cardigan: designed by Verena Cohrs

This is a bottom up cardigan with set-in sleeves. It features cables all over in multiple rather narrow panels (up to 18 sts). The cardigan has a shawl collar and buttons. Though this might be a more challenging project for a beginner knitter, as far as cables go, they’re on the easier side.

Yarn: L'échappée laine, Worsted

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished chest circumference: 85 (95, 101.75, 111.75, 118.25, 125, 135, 141.75) cm / 33.5 (37.5, 40, 44, 46.5, 49.25, 53.25, 55.75)” - recommended to be worn with 5-10 cm / 2-4“ of positive ease at the chest


Scarf: designed by Rebekka Mauser

Garter stitch and garter slip stitch create an overall textured and reversible fabric for this scarf. The changes of the two stitch patterns elicits the effect of stripes. Adding fringe is options (directions given). The scarf is knit sideways, from one long side to the other. Techniques required: Knitted Cast-On, garter stitch, slipped stitches, Elastic Bind- Off (directions given). This pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner.

Yarn: Abundant Earth Josef & Anni in the colorway Pepper, 330 m / 100 g

One Size: 990m / 600 g (3 skeins) required for the scarf.


Pullover: designed by Clare Mountain

This is a seamless, set-in sleeve sweater knitted from the top down, suitable for intermediate knitters. It has a classic crew-neck with long sleeves and features an all over garter rib stitch with panels of faux cables. The faux cables are created using incs/decs and are really fun to knit.

Yarn: Echoview Fiber Mill Fair Isle Merino Yarn (100% American Merino; 110 metres / 120 yards per 62 g)

Women’s version: 1350 (1505, 1630, 1800, 1910, 2015, 2235, 2345) metres / 1477 (1646, 1783, 1969, 2089, 2204, 2445, 2565) yards

Men’s version: 1445 (1600, 1725, 1925, 2050, 2140, 2390, 2500) metres / 1581 (1750, 1887, 2106, 2242, 2341, 2614, 2735) yards

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished bust circumference: 92.5 (101.25, 108.5, 117.25, 124.5, 133.25, 140.5, 149.25) cm / 36.5 (39.75, 42.75, 46.25, 49, 52.5, 55.25, 58.75)” bust circumference - recommended to be worn with 15.25 cm / 6“ of positive ease at the bust.


Pullover: designed by Verena Cohrs

This is a top-down raglan pullover, worked in the round seamlessly, combining vertical and horizontal lines and very easy stitches - it’s basically only knitting and purling in variations of Broken Rib / Broken Lines. In terms of aesthetic, it would appeal to those who like modern, geometric style. The fit is relaxed, but not overly oversized and the pullover comes with a turtleneck collar.

Yarn: Blacker Yarns Swan 4ply (Falkland Island Merino with Shetland) c.50g c.175m (c.190yds)

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished chest circumference 88.25 (95, 101.75, 108.25, 115, 121.75, 128.25, 141.75) cm ( 34.75 (37.5, 40, 42.5, 45.25, 48, 50.5, 55.75)” - recommended to be worn with approx. 8-12 cm / 3.25-4.75” of positive ease at the chest


Pullover: designed by Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

This is a top-down colorwork yoke sweater, featuring one contrasting color that creates an asymmetric network of lines, loosely Art Déco inspired, on the yoke. Knit up in Garthenor DK, it's a great outer layer for sunny fall and winter days and a perfect hiking & skiing sweater

Yarn: Garthenor Number 3 (100% Certified Organic British Pure New Shetland Wool; 90 metres / 98 yards per 50 g)

MC: 1651 (1831, 2002, 2248, 2426, 2598, 2865, 3079) metres / 1780 (1995, 2182, 2450, 2645, 2832, 3123, 3356) yards

CC: 63 (69, 76, 82, 88, 95, 98, 104) metres / 69 (76, 83, 89, 96, 103, 106, 113) yards

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished bust circumference: 85.5 (93.5, 101.5, 109.5, 117.5, 125.5, 133.5, 141.5) cm / 33.5 (36.5, 39.5, 42.75, 45.75, 49, 52, 55.25)” bust circumference - recommended to be worn with 5 - 10 cm / 2 - 4“ of positive ease at the bust.


Pullover: designed by Verena Cohrs

This is a bottom up pullover with set-in sleeves. The pattern is the same on body and sleeves – a very easy variation of stripes in 2 colours, but you only work with 1 colour at a time and use slip stitches. It has a crew neck and is both fit- and style-wise meant to be a very wearable basic. This design is fairly easy to knit.

Yarn: The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light 80% Merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk

300m / 328 yds per 100 g hank

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Finished chest circumference: 88 (96, 104, 112, 120, 128, 136, 144) cm / 34.75 (37.75, 41, 44, 47.25, 50.5, 53.5, 56.75)” - recommended to be worn with 8-12 cm / 3.25-4.75“ of positive ease at the chest