Bronnie (Casapinka) asked me to test/sample knit her Crown Wools shawl prior to the Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL) she was having in her Ravelry group discussion thread. She sent me this gorgeous set from Miss Babs, Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes in colorway Almalfi Coast. Knitting this shawl was FUN! I really enjoyed the different stitch … Continue reading The Crown Wools MKAL
I test knitted this stunning lace scarf, Candy Wrapper by Petra Breakstone. A quick knit, I was able to complete it in a few evenings. I used various leftover yarn scraps that I tied together. My project notes are here. Candy Wrapper incorporated about 60 size 6 beads that were easy to add (Petra provides … Continue reading Candy Wrapper scarf test knit
Another prototype/test/sample shawl for Casapinka! Mixology is a five-color shawl by Casapinka, knit five colors of Baah! La Jolla. My project notes are here. This one was really easy tv knitting. I enjoyed watching the colors develop when they were blended together in the pattern. I really recommend this pattern as it's a great project … Continue reading Mixology shawl
If you've been following my blog, you know I love to test and sample knit for Casapinka. Here's another one I did for her with her beautiful and easy pattern, One and Done! I knit it with Knitwhits Freia Handpaints Ombre Shawl Ball Merino fingering in colorway Xenon, a new gradient color. I have to give … Continue reading Xenon One and Done!
Some of you may know I acquired an Addi Express Pro knitting machine. It's a pretty cool gadget! With it, I test knitted the Sporty Gilet Vest pattern by Jimenez Joseph. Here it is! I wanted to try using a widely available and reasonably priced yarn, so I purchased Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted in … Continue reading Sporty Gilet Vest with the Addi Express Pro
I've not posted in a while because I was busy knitting a top secret pattern that published this week where I had the pleasure of testing a sample shawl for Casapinka, Towanda! We agreed on a combo of Indigodragonfly MCS Sock in colorway Sonic F*cking Death Monkey for the main color and Hedgehog Fibres Sock in colorway Exploding Peacock … Continue reading Towanda! Test & Sample Knit for Casapinka
I recently tested Ann Alger's Peacock Lines Shawl pattern. This is an easy project for traveling and socializing with family this holiday season! I used Republic of Wool's Twist Fingering in colorway To the Juring Room and House of a la Mode Fancy Fingering in colorway Star Light, Star Bright. What a fun combination! Here's … Continue reading Ann’s Peacock Lines Shawl
The lovely and talented, Ann, who visited from Florida for Knitting in the Heartland, just published The Slipped Stitch Shawl and I was able to test knit this beauty for her. The Slipped Stitch Shawl can be purchased at Ravelry here. The main yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single in Charcoal and the … Continue reading Slipped Stitch Shawl Test