Don’t Test Me

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner!

The next thing that I want to talk about, is what I’m calling “Don’t Test Me.” I started this Cowl on  8/15. This is a test knit, so I really can’t talk about much about this Cowl until the pattern premiers in October.  I can’t show off in-progress pictures or any details. I CAN show off the yarn I’ve been using, though…

The designer, CC of JavaPurl Designs has okay’d me talking about the name of the pattern, which will be “I’ll Have Two Coffees And Two Cherry Danishes To Go Please Cowl.”

I can also say that this starts with a provisional cast-on and is knit flat. I actually found an awesome new way of doing the provisional cast on that works better for me. Here’s the video I found.

I’m housing this Test Knit in my London Tardis bag by The Knitting Broomstick.  Jilly’s shop can be found here.

Sorry to tease you and dip, but it is what it is… I’ll come by and update the post as soon as the pattern releases with more details. I’m currently about half-way done knitting the Cowl, if that helps…

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!
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I’ll Have Two Patterns To Go, Please!

Hiya wonderful Readers!!! I want to let you know about a few AWESOME patterns that I had the pleasure of Test Knitting for CC of JavaPurl Designs over the past year or so. These two patterns go live today! I’ve been excitedly waiting for Pattern Release Day to come! It’s finally here on their website!!!

 

The first pattern I want to discuss, is the “I’ll have two coffees and two cherry danishes to go please Socks.” I couldn’t decide between a variegated yarn and a stripey yarn (which is what the pattern originally called for), so I decided to knit these socks up in both. This pattern is SUPER Fast, and works with any type of yarn, as you can see below.

The first version of the socks: 

The second version of the socks:

 

The second pattern I want to discuss, is the “I’ll have two coffees and two cherry danishes to go please Cowl.” Again, this pattern knits up SUPER fast!!! I love how you can use any type of yarn. The original pattern calls for a pretty toothy yarn. I had so much knitting this one up, and I think you will too!

This does call for a Provisional cast on, and seaming the cowl together. I learned a new technique for casting on provisionally (as I mentioned in a previous post) that just made the cowl. I also do better with a three needle bind off when putting together a cowl of this magnitude. If you choose this method, make sure you turn it inside out first… I almost did it wrong myself… LOL…

 

I hope you join me in celebrating the premiere of these wonderful patterns by purchasing them here.    CC is offering a 25% off either or both patterns, which is EXTREMELY generous! Make sure you use code “JPDCHERRY. ”

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

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#51’s Won

Hello again everyone! This time I’m going to combine FO’s #51 and #53. I recently had the pleasure of doing a Test Knit for CC of The Geeky Girls Knit Podcast. She will be releasing the pattern sort of soon, but I didn’t want to put off the releasing of this post any longer in order to show off the genius patterning she came up with. Especially since I’m already so delayed… The pattern will be called “I’ll have two coffees and two cherry danishes to go please Socks,” which is a Gilmore Girls reference…

I used two different colorways and made two iterations of this pattern. One with a light variegation to it, and another with the stripey sequence she called for in the pattern. This way, others will know how well the pattern plays with both.

As the pattern has not been released, I have only been authorized to show off the bottom of each foot. I’ll try to remember to update this post later with my FO pictures. Like I said, I’ll TRY. No guarantees, though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of these wonderful colorways? The black and Rainbow stripe colorway is called “Black Unicorn” by Spotted Circus on her Merino Sock base. The other is “English Rose” by West Yorkshire Spinners.

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

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