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Testcall: Hot Chocolate

These socks have a classic cuff-down construction with a little twist: the gusset decreases are located under the sole! Their front/instep motif is uncentered and mirrored while the back legmotif is centered and identical for both socks. It is available in three sizes which all includes stotcking stitch panels large enough to ensure a good elasticity and ease-to-wear.

Test details

Start date : Apr 21th

Deadline: May 26th (Paris time)

Sizes: S [M, L] to fit foot circumferences of 19-21 [21-23, 23-25] cm / 7 ½-8 ¼ [8 ¼-9, 9-9⅞]”.

Difficulty: Intermediate. You need to know how to knit in a round, knit basic cables and lace stitches, and simple short rows. I’m not requiring any sock knitting experience as long as youcan meet the deadline.

Sharing: This IS a secret test, please do not share any pictures of your socks on social media during the test.


  • Mandatory : pattern downloaded; for both sock: cuff, leg, heel, foot, toes; sharing pictures of your finished socks in Slack.
  • Optional (to get an extra free pattern): Ravelry project page created and linked to the pattern page using the test code (upon pattern release), at least one picture added to the project page UPON PATTERN RELEASE (not during the test!), Pictures of the finished socks published on Slack (before deadline) – see Rules for more details about compensation.

Yarn & Notions

Yarn weight & length: 260 [290,320] metres / 285 [318,350] yards of fingering yarn (380 to 425 m for 100 g).

Sample worked in Gepard Garn Cash Sock, col. 166 Cognac (70% Merino, 20% Nylon/Polyamide, 10% Cashmere; 416 m / 455 yds per 100 g skein).

Needles & Notions:

  • 2.5 mm / US #1½  – Circular needles or double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles to work in the round.

  • 1 small cable needle

  • 4 stitch markers

  • 1 tapestry needle

Important Rules

  1. You need to be able to communicate in English. I’ll only host one test thread for each new pattern, merging English and French versions of the pattern. In order to have everyone understanding everything and allow anyone to register, we need to write our posts in English.
  2. You will get a beta version of the pattern and a deadline. Please do not share the pattern with anyone else. Sometimes a test knit needs to be super secret and neither I or you will be allowed to share pictures of WIPs or FOs before the pattern release day. Otherwise, you’re very welcome to share what you’re working on with the world. If you do so, don’t forget to tag me as indicated in the presentation opposite.
  3. The test deadline will be close to the release date of the pattern (think around two weeks prior to it).
  4. In order for the test to go smoothly both for you and me, I’ll need to track your progress along the way. Please let us know when you reach the stages described in the opposite requirements section.
  5. Compensation:
    • Once all the stages described in the Mandatory section are done, you’ll be marked as “Finished”.You’ll get the pattern for free in your Ravelry library upon publication.
    • If you managed to also do the Optional stages, you’ll get a coupon code valid in my Ravelry store without expiration date for one extra free pattern.
    • If you’re not done by the test deadline date, but you’ve participated along the way, that’s fine. Then you’ll still get a copy of the pattern for your library, but no coupon code for another.
  6. If you have taken the test and not participated in the KAL along the way, do not finish by the deadline and do not post your project to the pattern page, well, that’s not really in the spirit so you will not be asked to participate again,your Slack account will be deactivated and will not have a copy of the pattern in your library.

test sign-up

See above for any details about the test rules and the test details. If you agree with them, fill in the form below to apply to the test.

As for language and size, you can select multiple answers and I’ll assign one when I’ll build the test team.

For this test, I have spots for two testers per language and size. Which means there is a total of12 spots available 😊

I’ll start to enrol testers on Saturday 22th April and edit the available sizes list accordingly.

feedback form

Thank you again for joining in the test. It would really help us if you could fill in the test feeback form below 😊

For all the scale questions: 1 = not satisfied at all; 2 = not satisfied; 3 = neutral; 4 = satisfied; 5 = very satisfied.