So the Boscage Mitts pattern is finished, and I’m looking for ~2 test knitters, at least one of whom has hands that are about 8″ around the (palmmost) knuckles. I can’t provide yarn support, but they require between 100 and 150 yards of heavy worsted weight yarn (Malabrigo would be a nice bet.) They’re knit on size US 10.5 or 11 circulars, depending on size.
Here’s the blurb:
These Boscage Mitts combine a deeply textured stitch pattern and a loose gauge, producing a satisfyingly tactile yet lightweight knit. They are fully reversible, with one side that looks like a diagonal mesh over thorny clusters of stitches, and a reverse that simulates orderly cobblestones. The mitts can be made by themselves or as part of a set with the matching Boscage Cowl.
With a round of only 24 stitches for the smallest size, Boscage Mitts whip up in no time, perfect for last minute gifts. They are also great for using up leftovers.
Boscage uses a tubular caston and bindoff for a professionally-finished appearance, as well as two stitch patterns to produce a mirrored pair of knits. Resources for the caston can be found here. The bindoff is described at the end of the pattern.
I’d like the knits to be completed by the end of January, and I would like good, focused, modelled shots of the mitts–alternatively, you can mail them to me and I’ll take pictures and then mail them back.
In the interests of keeping money within the LSG economy, I’m offering compensation in the form of 1 gift set of test knitter’s choice from Sweet Libertine, or 1 4oz Shea Mousse and 1 4oz Shea Smoother from Paradoxicality. In addition, a $10 donation will be made to the Red Cross in your name. Also, my love and eternal admiration!
If you’re interested, please drop me a comment below with the size of your hand around the knuckles, or email me at ritsukanashi at gmail dot com. I guess if there’s more interest than I expected, I’ll random-number it? Let’s say by tomorrow (1/14), noon.