Seeking Test Knitters

I’ve completed writing up the pattern for my latest design! It’s the Instil Joy Vest.

It’s a boat neck vest in a bobble-like textured stitch, very easy as it’s only using double decreases to make the bumps. I’ve worked it in Rowan Hemp Tweed Yarn, but you can use any Aran / 10 ply yarn you wish. I swoon for Tweed Yarns! I’m looking for test knitters for this pattern. If you’re interested I’m running the test in my Ravelry Group which you can access from my Ravelry designer page. All the details are available there. If you’re not a Ravelry user, but are still interested let me know, and I can give you the details and another way to participate.

Venture into Fair Isle

The Fair Isle Pullover I mentioned in my previous post is now underway, as pictured.
It’s nice to see it at a distance like this.  When I’m knitting, I’m too close up to see how the pattern’s really looking.  Hmm.  Looks a bit narrow, now that I see it like this.  I’ll have to do another measure, to make sure its’s big enough.

My two current test knits which are underway, the Abundance Pullover and the Leafy Squares Fingerless Mitts, are coming along nicely.  One of each is finished, and they look great.  I’m not sure what to do with the pullover, as my testers are finding that it blocks bigger than it should.  When all are done, I’ll have to go over all the final measurements, and see if I can adjust the pattern to fix this.

Lace Ended Scarf Complete

My new Lace Ended Scarf is finished. So far, this is the design I love the most, out of the ones I’ve done so far. It’s really simple, and maybe that’s the key. To my eye, it looks elegant. It remains to be seen whether others see it that way too. The next thing to do is to write up the pattern, and perhaps have it test knitted. It’s so simple, I’m not sure whether test knitting is necessary, but it’s probably worth doing anyway.

My Lace Rib Vest is currently being test knitted. I can’t wait to see how my testers go with it. No problems so far.

Now, what to do next. I have ideas for a hat floating around in my mind. I’ll be consulting my stitch dictionary as soon as possible to see what I can find.