The Triangle Fields test is progressing nicely, but since there’s nothing I can do until my testers have finished knitting, I’ve been playing around with a new crochet pattern. I still have to work out some of the math, where I fudged it on the protoype while I changed my mind about how things should look and what stitch to use next. And then, of course, I’ll have to write out the pattern and *sigh* chart the whole thing. But just to give you a little sneak preview – tada:

Fichu on blocking pins

The prototype on blocking pins. The yarn is Art by Ana, one of her House Sock party cakes. Lovely gradients, definitely worth checking out.


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Testers needed

So far fibre Friday are a success. I managed to write up the pattern for my latest brain child, Triangle Field, which comes in two versions (see below). I didn’t blog last week, but did finish the second prototype. \o/

So, now I need testers for both versions.

The slightly longer version takes 1 skein of Shirley Brian Yarns:
Triangle Field (long)

The slightly shorter version takes 1 skein (about 400 yds) of fingering weight:
Triangle Field (short)

Deadline: April 15th
(I knit each of these in 4 or 5 evenings, so they don’t take long.)

If you’d like to test knit either of these, please mail your email address to buntart(at)babyl(dot)ca
so I can send you the pattern and a short (1 page) survey.

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Making time

The second half of 2014 has been extremely busy, jobwise, which is good, but didn’t leave me a lot of time for yarny goodness, and I’ve sadly neglected the blog as well.

2015 promises to continue in the same vein, and since, according to an old adage, the only way to have more time for what one wants to do is to make time, I’m resolved to carve out a day for my fibre obsession here and there. I’ll try to keep Fibre Fridays. This might not always happen, or, when it does, I might not have time to blog about it, but something is better than nothing, right?

Today I managed a Fibre Friday. I’ve bought a couple of skeins of Shirley Brian’s lovely gradient yarn a while ago and have been working on a new knitting design for these slightly larger skeins. Today I finished the protottype. It’s a one-skein, asymmetric triangle shawlette with pattern stripes running the width of it, just like the plow or plant rows in a field, thus the pattern name ‘Triangle Field‘.

I’m really happy with it. The Shirley Brian yarn is juuust a tad finicky to knit, because the plies are not twisted, but it has a beautiful drape, and I can’t wait to see it blocked.

Now I have to write down the pattern, and then I want to work up a second prototype for the more standard 400 yd fingering skeins. After that, I’ll be looking for testers.

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