Friday, December 20, 2013

Testing, Testing...

For a long time, I've wanted to test knit a pattern. Just being part of the creative process, and being able to help a fellow knitter bring their idea to life, is so appealing to me. I was honored to be included in the test group for Shannon Cook's first piece of apparel this fall; Antrorse, which was part of the book, Journey, by Shannon and Jane Richmond. The book is now available, full of gorgeous patterns, and I can't wait to knit more of them. The photography alone makes it coffee-table-worthy, and you'll be gazing at the pages over and over again.

Knit up in Quince & Co.'s Osprey (100% American wool) in the color snap pea, the vibrant green and aran weight yarn were so much fun to work with. A central chevron motif that leads the eye up to a funnel neck that can also be unbuttoned and turned down, make it flattering for almost all body types. Visually interesting and quick to knit, it was instant gratification, which I can't say about my sock weight wonder, Hitch, which is beautiful, but will take a little more time to complete. 

Without further ado, here are a few photos of my finished product, and the work-in-progress. 
Before knitting the left arm.

center chevron panel

Thanks again, Shannon for including me in the test group, and I hope to work with you again soon!

1 comment:

Very Shannon said...

Thanks again for testing hun! I looooove it on you!!! Happy new year!