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Test Knitters Needed!

Calling out to all knitters! So you may have noticed that I have been rather slow on releasing my patterns. Well, my poor excuses are that I've been busy knitting updated versions of my older designs and making sure the patterns have been edited for mistakes (which is quite difficult). So I thought, why not ask for some help? If you have some extra yarn in your stash, have some free time and want a new project to work on, I do have some patterns for you! When you sign up for a project, you will be getting the pattern for free as all of these will be going on Raverly and Etsy for purchase.

I just need one person per pattern to knit and point out any problematic areas but the patterns are:

Sakura Shawl

Sakura Shawl

Sakura Shawl:
Difficulty level: Medium

Requires knowledge of short rows, working lace and picking up stitches.

Kikyou Shawl

Kikyou Shawl

Kikyou Shawl

Difficulty level: Medium

Requires knowledge of short rows, working intricate lace, picking up stitches and picot bind-off.

Kyokuro Boushi

Kyokuro Boushi

Kyokuro Boushi

Difficulty level: Advanced Beginner

Requires knowledge of knitting in the round, working cables.

Lovely Leaves Shawl

Lovely Leaves Shawl

Lovely Leaves Shawl

Difficulty level: Medium

Requires knowledge of working lace

If you are interested, contact me on my FB page or email me at fdanoy [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Kyokuro Boushi 曲路帽子

Yes, I knit two projects this week. The shawlette for a commission and before that another new design that I had been working on; the Kyokuro Boushi (Winding Road hat). To get anywhere where I live, you have to take a car through long, winding roads (that are bound to get you carsick at some point).

I knit this hat twice as the first draft had a couple of problems with the crown and spacing between cables. This hat is comprised of eyelets and cable patterns. The yarn I used was the Alpaca Melange (mentioned in my yarn stash post). Super soft, super stretchy and the yarn fluff adds a nice character to the hat.

Close up of the cables and eyelets.

Top view of the crown.

Happy me!

Happy me!

I hope to have the pattern up on Raverly soon: it will be offered for free for the first month that it is up. Commissions on this hat will be $45, including shipping and materials.