Update Test Knit - Knitting with attitude
First of all I have to say that I am completely overwhelmed by the response to my anniversary collection – thank you, thank you, thank you – I am so grateful that you like it and that so many of you actually want to make the designs we have come up with!
Most of our test knitting positions have been filled now, but we could make use of a few more hands on the designs mentioned below. Beautifully captured by Jonna Hietala of Laine Publishing I can't help myself from sharing a few more teaser pictures, just to get your creative juices flowing. Interested? Please read all the way to the end on how to be considered for our KWA Test Knitters Team.
Cabled Sweater by Noma Ndlovu
This cabled sweater is knit from the bottom up in the round. The front and back and then separated and worked flat with shoulder short row shaping and a crew neck at the front. The sweater has drop shoulder sleeves knit in the round in stockinette stitch. Worked in Kettle Yarn Co. Islington DK the stunning fibre blend of BFL wool and Silk, is lightweight to avoid sagging and accentuates the cables beautifully. Handdyed by Linda in soft neutrals or popping jewel colours - the result will be breathtaking.
Striped Raglan by May Linn Bang
A classic easy-to-wear raglan jumper worked from the top down. The boat neck is done in a wide 1x1 rib, before starting raglan, sleeves are separated and the waist discretely fitted with decreases and increases, the longer rounded back is made using short-rows before the body is finished with a wide 1x1 rib. Sleeves are picked up, and finished with the wide 1x1 rib. No sewing up required. Worked in the plant dyed G-uld No.4 held double stranded.
Socks by Fiona Alice
These socks are knit-toe up with a contrasting toe and a slip-stitch heel. Separate lengths of the contrasting yarn are added in after the toe is complete. These vertical lines are worked as Intarsia, creating no floats or the need to carry the second colour in-behind. The clusters of stripes create a repeating chevron pattern which will cover the front of the sock. Worked in your favourite handdyed sock yarn, the possibilities are endless.
Colourwork Knee Highs by Julie Knits in Paris
These socks are worked in the round, from the toe up, with a short-row heel and increases over the calf. The feet are worked in a stripe sequence and the colourwork is charted. The foot features cheeky stripes while the leg showcases stylised cheering and dancing characters. Worked in the favourite sock yarn CoopKnits Sock Yeah! in bright neon colours!
Our test knit is already in full swing, we are looking to complete at the end of September as the book is due to be published in October. All garments in the book is graded in 8 sizes and socks are 3 sizes.
If you like to be considered to join the KWA Test Knitters Team drop me an email through my contact us form (<<< just click, there's a link), not in the comments below. Tell me about your (test) knitting/crocheting experience, please include your bust size, and which design you would like to make. I am truly excited and looking forward to hearing from you!