The test-knit for Little Ethereal is open on Yarnpond. I could still use a couple of testers, if anyone is interested. Sizes 4-6 yrs and 8-10 yrs are still available. You can find the test here.
I really love how this little sweater turned out. It’s just so tiny in this little 0-6 mo size. As it approaches the larger sizes, the proportions become more like those in Ethereal.
Also, I have improved the pattern shop here on Knit Equals Joy. I realized after the previous post that you would need to know what you were looking for in order for the previous shop to be very useful, and even so, the drop-down boxes were a pain to use.
The new and improved shop is now found by using the Pattern tab in the navigation bar. You’ll now see all the patterns at once. Hovering over each thumbnail provides the pattern name. There is now a search bar, and you can also filter by tags if you’d like to see all the pumpkin patterns, for instance, or all the lace patterns. Clicking on the photo will take you to the pattern page with the description of the pattern and the capability to buy now or add to a cart. Since this is so much easier to use than the previous shop, I’d like to offer 25% off all my patterns purchased through this website through mid-August. Just use the coupon code shopthewebsite2 at checkout between now and August 15th for that 25% discount.
Thank you, as always, for your support. Please stay safe and well.
The Ethereal Sweater is finally ready for test-knitting. Ethereal is knit top-down, it’s seamless, and it has fun and lovely details like a vertically striped collar, a slipped stitch yoke in two colors, and a split hem. The cuffs and the hem share one of my favorite textured stitches, the rice stitch – in a single color on the hem and two colors on the cuffs. It is written for sizes 28-62 in. (bust).
This pattern is one in which choosing your colors is half the fun. It works equally well in a monochromatic scheme as it does in a complementary scheme. Speckles are great fun in either the main color of the contrasting color – or both.
Here’s a sneak peak of Ethereal:
Join me over in Yarnpond if you are interested in test knitting Ethereal. Yarnpond is a website that was created specifically to provide an online platform for test knits. Not only will I list my testing calls there, but members will have access to lots of designers looking for testers. It’s the perfect match! <3
The test for Ethereal is here: Ethereal test. You have to be registered as a member to access the test, but it’s easy and free to register. You can sign up to be notified when I have tests by going here: Knit Equals Joy on Yarnpond. I hope you will sign up if you’re interested in test knitting in the future…the 2020 pumpkin will make its debut there first!
I hope this finds you well and enjoying the time of year when school is over or nearing its end, the flowers are blooming, and the temperatures are warming!
The Willamette Valley Tee is finally completed and photographed. I love how it looks on my friend Hydie. She’s so adorable and she’s an artistic soul herself. I think that shows in these pictures.
It has also gone through its first set of tech edits and is currently awaiting the final okay. Before the pattern can be published, however, it also needs to be test-knitted. A few lovely friends are testing it for me. These friends are wonderful test knitters, and their sweaters will be knit lovingly and well. However, I am looking for 2 more colorwork knitters to knit the size small (32-34 inch bust measurement).
The size small has about 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 inches positive ease built into the pattern.
The sweater is knit in the round, top-down, on size 4 circular needles using fingering weight yarn. The pattern calls for 10 colors, but fewer colors may be used. It also would be great for stash-busting.
If you are interested in testing the pattern or would like further information about test knitting, please contact me. You can leave me a message here on the blog or I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greetings, dear knitters and creative friends! It has been a while since I’ve posted, and that’s because I’ve been working madly on the Color Bliss Sweater design.
Color Bliss is a seamless, top-down yoked sweater. Color is its defining design element: beautiful, happy, joyful color. The pattern is written for 8 colors, but any number of colors may be used. The colors in this first version were inspired by a ready-to-wear sweater I bought for my son when he was in high school – I just loved these colors in this order.
I’m now making a second Color Bliss, using a palette of greens, purples and blues. I’m loving this palette and can’t wait to finish this one!
The pattern is written for ten sizes, for chest measurements of 36-54 inches. It has been tech edited and is now being test-knit. We are testing through the end of April in my Ravelry group, and it’s a bit like a knit-a-long. I am looking for a few more testers; let me know if you are interested.
Check out #colorblisssweater on Instagram to see the great sweaters that the amazing testers are knitting and to check out their gorgeous palettes!