Ondée – Tester Call

By Coralie, in Knitting Ondée0 comments

There’s a new pattern ready and we need some brave souls up for a challenge! 🙂

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Ondée is a traditional rectangular scarf with a twist: it’s knitted diagonally! Like a usual scarf, it’s worked in one piece, from one edge to the other. The center is a long plain stockinette stitch section but it features a water inspired lace on each sides.

It was a fun pattern to figure out and now is the time for it to be tested in the real world.

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This scarf was designed for the intermediate knitter. You’ll be required to do some lace knitting, increases, decreases and of course knit and purl. 😉

In case you need some refreshing on some of these techniques, you can get help in my How-To section. Of course, I’ll be available during the whole process to answer questions and help clarifying techniques.

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To give you an idea of the finished measurements, my sample is 23 cm [9”] wide and 160 cm [63”] in length.

This pattern uses approx. 360 m [400 yds] of fingering weight yarn. The model is shown in Kaya Yarn Lilly, a beautiful yarn available at Jana’s shop Kaya Lana.

You’ll also need two stitch markers and a tapestry needle in order to complete it. Gauge is 16 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm [4″] in stockinette stitch (blocked).

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After the test is complete, you’ll be asked to provide some pictures of your finished scarf and answer to a few questions regarding the pattern and the test process.

Anyone is welcome to sign up for being a tester. If you’re selected, you’ll get Ondée completely free and I’ll make sure to give credit/link to your site/blog etc… when it’s time to showcase your creation.

The goal is to make this pattern ready by June 7, but note that if the pattern needs big revisions, the deadline will be moved accordingly.

Want to help?

If you do, please sign up as a tester using the following form.

This testing phase is really important and it’s what makes a pattern even better. So it would be an understatement to say that I really appreciate all your help!

I’ll select testers on Wednesday and the chosen ones will be contacted shortly after to receive their test version and start the process.

I can’t wait for you to start knitting and discover your beautiful creations. 🙂