I told you I was a bona fide test knitter some time ago; now I can reveal the test knit! It is the Woman’s Cardigan from the new book WearWithAll, published by a group of active knitting and designing friends from one of my LYS’s. Edited for clarity: the pattern for this sweater is not my design, I simply test knit it as part of the editing process of the book. My sweater doesn’t appear in photos in the book, but may go on any trunk shows in the next few months.
Knitting this sweater in just 4 weeks on size 3 needles (the pattern calls for 4’s, I’m a loose knitter (not in THAT way!) was surprisingly fun. Who’d have thought miles of stockinette in a fine gauge would be lovely. The secret - gorgeous yarn (Kidsilk Haze). Hmm, reminds me of knitting Bohus sweaters! Another secret - a simple, elegant design and pattern.
I’m very happy with the way it turned out. When it returns home to me after touring with the book, I will really enjoy wearing it.
You can read the story of the rest of the book here, and we will do our best to get our hands on a copy of the book this weekend.
This weekend! And it starts tomorrow, really, when I pick you up after work. Sure, we both have to work the rest of the week, but I suspect it will be a much more interesting week than recent ones, for me, anyway.