I have been busy test knitting a few patterns and some more than once!
A cute modern cropped cardigan, featuring a textured garter stitch pattern.
* Perfect for layering all year long.
* Easy enough for a beginner knitter.
* Uses small amounts of yarn.
* Quick enough to knit for a last minute gift.
Go on and get yourself a copy of the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/marjie
Another test I have done recently is a new pattern just released yesterday and the first installment in a series of pattern’s based on the Von Trapp sisters from The Sound of Music. The pattern is called “Gretl” after the youngest of the family and sisters. It is a sweet shrug with a smocking stitch detail at the back and bell ruffle. I made one for Ariana first and then thought Holly would love one as she has grown out of her other shrugs. So then HAD to make another for middle sister Makayla! I love Makayla’s one especially as the smocking stitch looks fab in sparkle yarn.
Ariana’s Gretl took 101g http://ravel.me/ChevGirl/gt2
Holly’s Gretl used 53g of hand dyed yarn http://ravel.me/ChevGirl/gfh
Then I made Makayla one in sparkle yarn – 83g http://ravel.me/ChevGirl/gfmt
And then I cast on another! This one will be a Christmas Gift to a certain 3 yo niece. http://ravel.me/ChevGirl/gfjt
It is a quick item to knit as it is knit in a loose gauge. These one’s were on a 6mm & 4.5mm needle using DK/8ply.
Go and check both of these patterns out!