Inspiration Monday – have you tested a pattern lately?

I’ve been lucky to snag some really great chances to test new patterns. I love test knitting, it’s such a great way to help out designers while scoring a free pattern! Remember over Christmas I test knit my Cascade Falls cardigan? Gorgeous cardi, free pattern, a bit of say in design…what’s not to love? I’ve test knit a few hats, bunny slippers, a scarf and now my newest test knit I’m casting on is abstract butterfly lace shawl


Isn’t it pretty? I’m using an emerald green malabrigo sock yarn. I think. Decisions decisions!

If I’m ever feeling in a knit slump I like to peruse the test knit forums on ravelry and see if any tickle my fancy. I visited this morning and found all these great patterns available to test!

new growth shawl

Such a great spine!

lagertha socks

Based on Lagertha’s braids on ‘Vikings’. Love the show, love the character’s braids, love these socks!

phryne pullover


Love how the lace panel forms the decreases in this raglan sweater. Inspired!

sumu shawl. I mean, hello, Fibonacci sequence?! Is this not perfect for a math lover? Or for your favourite angels & demons fan? Christmas gift?! DONE!


So many cool new pattern to test, and all for free! It’s a win-win situation!


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