Monday, August 9, 2010

Testing 1..2..3...

I recently test knit this great pattern for Cosette from CosyMakes fame. Her handspun, hand-dyed yarns are out of this world and her patterns each have unique little details that really make them special. Jonah is no exception. The slip stitch panel and little fish panel detail on the sleeve give this little kimono style sweater just enough pizzazz to make it special and fun to knit, while not being completely over the top that it won't get a lot of use. 

The attached I-cord detailing on the trim brings it all together neatly.  I knit it in a neutral colour cotton with the cutest little butterfly buttons (chosen by little daughter, my official button selector) in the 18 months size. Guaranteed this little knit will get TONS of use by its recipient. Love that. Love this pattern too (available soon).

I'm amazed by how small the world has become with technology, but I'm even more amazed how close knit (pun? perhaps...) the knitting community becomes because of it. Cosy calls out for test knitters from Pittsburgh and little old me in Toronto steps up to the plate instantly. Just like sweet Catherine in Sarnia that volunteered to test knit my Emma within minutes of me posting a request on Rav. Nothing expected in return, just knitters helping out a designer wherever they may be in the world. Cool. We rock.