I always feel weird talking about my work here. Not sure why, but I do. I’m working on getting better at it and improving integration of all of my sites (they’re linked from here).
One of the things I do is test knit (and crochet) for designers. That basically means I work with the pattern instructions to make sure they make sense and produce the desired result. I recently finished a test knit for author and designer Larissa Brown, her Shift Shawl. With her permission, after I finished testing, I varied slightly from her instructions (I really like the number 9) and have become oddly fond of this very colourful shawl.
While I wasn’t happy with my initial colour choices and ripped out a large portion of the knitting, I discovered I really love the final result.
The yarn is Lion Brand’s LB Collection Superwash Merino. I do love this yarn and it makes me very sad there aren’t additional colours (SUCH AS GREY).
I also used my lovely Hiya Hiya interchangeables and I used a cable connector to make a longer cable when I needed one. These are very versatile and affordable needles.