Readers of this fantastic blog have seen a sneak-preview of this project, but here it is in all its finished-ness!
Pattern: Unconventional Jacket, test-knitted for Carol, knitter, designer, and dyer
To be available at Rosie's Yarn Cellar at some later date
Yarn: Noro Kureyon #126
This is an incredibly clever pattern that takes perfect advantage of Kureyon. It makes a roomy, dolman-sleeved jacket for an active kid. The jacket I knitted is sized for a 5-6 year old, but my Rosebud is one tiny 6 year old. It's pretty big on her, but she will not grow out of it instantly.
It is a very different experience to test-knit a pattern, since it is your job to follow the pattern as written, and not modify it to your needs, but I loved really being detailed and forcing myself to really do things right.
I did make a lot of errors throughout the knitting of this pattern, which, while I'm sure it was annoying for Carol, I think I did truly idiot-proof this pattern! If there was any part of this pattern that was hard to interpret, I was sure to do it wrong!
But the best part of all this test-knitting has been the chance to spend Tuesday afternoons with Carol, who is even better in real life than on her blog. And have you seen her newest pattern?
Rosebud loves it too!