Deann is really busy this week, and I don’t have anything in the way of a WIP to show today. However I do have quite a selection of patterns/items to show you that are finished!
This week I wrapped up the testing for my Maidenhall shawl, which you can see above, and the pattern is now available to buy on Ravelry at the link below. I have a very special introductory price on this pattern, it’s half price at £1.75 until the end of the month (regular price £3.50). No code needed, price is already discounted. It’s been selling quite well and I had great feedback from the testing. This is another design using Laura’s Loom Howgill Tweed BFL yarn, which I used before in my Cloverdale shawl pattern.
As well as finishing up that pattern, I have finally finished knitting and writing up my winter accessories set and all set to start testing this week. If you’re interested in testing out any of these patterns and trying them before anyone else then keep an eye on our Ravelry group, where we run all our tests.
I’ve named the collection “Bezel”,. It has a hat and full mittens in 3 sizes, with a matching one-size cowl, knit with chunky/bulky weight yarn. Here are my samples. These are all knit in Rico Organic Pure Chunky, and I made the medium size. The cables look dramatic but they are very easy to knit!
And finally, I finished the preliminary test knit and editing and created all the charts for Deann’s new shawl design “Poción”. This first testing was to work out any issues before Deann opens it up for general testing. I managed to snap a pic of it in my garden, just before it started to pour with rain! I knit the shawl in Sirdar Giselle aran weight, which is a pretty self-striping acrylic/wool blend yarn with little metallic flecks running through it.