Do you remember when I won the fabulous giveaway that French Press Knits held in December? If you don't, I'll remind you ... I was the lucky recipient of these:
Yarn by Annie Claire is a small indie spinner and dyer and the yarn I won is an organic wool that is a bit rough but extremely textured which is a real pleasure to work with. When I thanked Annie for these beauties, I found out that she was working on a new pattern, and I volunteered to test knit it for her. My other two test knits haven't been very successful -- neither worked out for me -- but I haven't wanted to give up on test knitting for designers as I think of these projects as great learning experiences for me and I like the idea that I might be helping someone finalize a creative idea.
The pattern is Jaavesi, and I'm happy to say that this test knit is fantastic! I was a little apprehensive at first since the pattern is only charted, and I'm a real novice at chart-reading, but Annie was really supportive (and her chart is perfectly written). I just may be a convert now.
|Chart A completed|