Testing, testing

I so love getting asked to do test knits. There’s nothing like getting your hands on a brand-new, as yet unrealeased pattern, to excite the knitter within. So, when Georgie, aka Tikki, asked me if I’d like to test her latest pattern for her, I jumped at the chance. After all, I’d finished my two pairs of socks, and have no knitting committments on the horizon (unless you count me knitting something for my umpteen preggie friends due to birth beautiful babies any day/week/month now).  So, I dived into my stash and came up with the leftover Cotton Fleece from my new Leaf T-Shirt.

And this is what I knit.

Yes, the ‘as-yet-un-named’ pattern is a beautiful, simple summer singlet, knit both in the round and flat (at various stages), with no seaming, and just a few ends to sew in. The striping is courtesy of me running out of yarn. I am trying to ‘shop the stash’ this year. That is, choose yarn from my stash rather than buying something for projects. Or if  I do buy yarn, cast it on right away.
Yes, I *can* hear your sniggers from here.

But anyone can dream, eh!

But the best-laid plans of knitters being what they are, I tried to fudge the gauge a little (only one stitch out over 4 inches *surely* shouldn’t matter, I told myself). And as a result, it fits Miss 3 better than Miss 1.

And, well, if it fits her, she likes it, and she is *wearing it!!!!*, who am I to complain?

I have more 10 ply cotton, so I will likely knit another of these up once the other test knitters are starting to generate feedback and a new version of the pattern is out to testers. But who it is for remains a mystery… watch this space 🙂


7 Responses to “Testing, testing”

  1. 1 Heather February 14, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Now that top is cute. Hopefully it will be released before the end of the summer….I will be standing first in que to buy it 🙂 PS. Model is super cute 🙂

  2. 2 Virginia February 14, 2010 at 2:21 am

    It is a super cute little top! Fantastic. 🙂

  3. 3 Judy February 14, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Super cute. And really, you could hear my sniggers from there? You must have super ears… 😉

  4. 4 Kate February 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    So so cute! I love the pictures of those little ladies- they are so beautiful!

  5. 5 Jane February 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    So cute! Girls and sweaters!

  6. 6 Kelly February 15, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I think the stripes are fabulous!

  7. 7 I February 16, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Love this, looks so cute for summer!

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