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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Brief #146: WIP Wednesday

I actually have a WIP to show you :)

I'm working as a test knitter (again) for Anita, a lovely Swede. She's having testers in both English and Swedish (I'm doing the English version, Swedish gets muddled with Norwegian and German so that wouldn't do me any good). It's for her shawl pattern called New Moon Shawl.

My last post about my temporary loss of sanity...yeah, that was about this shawl.

Anyway, I thought it was going to be really slow-going but as long as I have a decent block of time, it goes pretty well. I did three rows in a little over an hour this morning. I think the problem I was having was due to placing the stitch markers and the typical problems I have at the beginnings of patterns.

So, you want to see a photo, right? Two? Even if you don't, I don't care. I'm posting them anyway :)

 This is a close-up of the bottom of the lace pattern, obviously at the end of a row.

This one gives you an idea of how large this shawl is going to be. I believe these are 32" circulars...and you can see how crammed my stitches are on the needle.

Anyway, specifics about the yarn and needles. I'm using Traditional Colors Medium Weight from Blackberry Ridge in a grey colorway on #8 (US) 32" circulars (Knit Picks interchangeables).

For more WIP Wednesday posts, see Tami's Amis


  1. sounds like you are getting into the rhythm of it. be careful though because shawl knitting seems to be addictive, or at least it has been for me :-)

    good luck with the test knitting. you can do it!

  2. How fun to be a test knitter! I've always considered it an honor. What great yarn you're using.

  3. 32" circs? Wow, that is one long project!

  4. I'm interested as to how this turns out! Good luck and enjoy the pattern

  5. Such a nice geometric edge - can't wait to see how it works up. It's good of you to test knit. I'd be chicken on a lace project, because it'd be soooo frustrating if there was an error I didn't catch in time.