A busy week here for test knits! I had a bit of a chance to catch up on my pattern writing backlog and this is the result! Two new test knits this week and two coming very soon.
The first is an aran weight sweater with the same cable design as my Caisteal Sweater. This one's a little more fitted and cropped than Caisteal and the cable pattern's right by the hem rather than in the middle of the body. The cables are elongated with extra yarnovers introduced and dropped with every round. There's still lots of spaces left but it is quite a tight turnaround - the deadline's at the end of April.
The next is my new Pollokshaws Sweater - this one's filling up fast so if you're interested please head over to my Ravelry group asap! It's knitted in 4ply yarn with a similar lace pattern to my Bracklinn Crop - except where the Bracklinn Crop has gathered stitches that take 3 stitches in and put 3 stitches out, this takes three stitches in a puts five out, making the increases in the yoke. There's options for long and short sleeves too so a perfect transitional garment.
Two more test knits are coming very soon too! My Dairsie Aran Cardigan is an aran weight version of my fingering weight Dairsie Cardigan and Pollokshaws Cardigan is a cardi version of the Pollokshaws Sweater/Tee shown above. All the test knits run in my Ravelry Group, but if you don't use Ravelry you can contact me using the email button at the bottom of the homepage to get involved.
And on the needles...... a very pretty cabled sweater knitted with a Black Elephant yarns Winter Fade, really one of the loveliest sets of yarns I've worked with in a long time! Loving how the slipped stitch cables pop against a reverse stocking stitch background - cannot wait until this one is finished! And glad I live in Scotland so it'll still be cold enough to wear it for a few months more!