Testing 123

These last two weeks I have delved into a new outlet for my knitting – test knitting patterns for designers on Ravelry.

It has been way fun!

I started with a little baby thing, that I can’t show you because I am giving it as a gift. But, if you are not my knitting buddy who is expecting a baby in June, you can click here to see it in my Rav notebook.

The designer was so happy with it that she invited me to test knit another pattern for her right after I finished. I can show you that one. It is called Marguerite.

I knit it in Scarlet Fleece Silk and Ivory Pink Chocolate. (The name of this yarn has changed to Ewe Silky Thing)

It fits the Munchkin perfectly.

Test knitting is really fun. I really enjoyed the back and forth with the designer and it was exciting to be knitting something that no one else has seen, yet.

It was also a nice challenge to determine what problems were me and what were errors in the pattern.

This was supposed to be the 12 month size, but the yarn rebelled when it hit the water and it grew a bit.

And, my little model did so good at our impromptu photo shoot.

A satisfying knit with a beautiful result.

Test knitting. It’s great fun.