Test knitter

Have a question or want to show off your project? Post it! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View


I just had to share this. I have been given the opportunity to be a test
knitter for The Alpaca Yarn Company. I will be knitting the ballerina top,
Pattern PT86  found here:
http://www.thealpacayarnco.com/New%20Patterns.htm
I have requested colour # 1625 (Icicle), and will give the finished product
to my DD Vanessa, as it is just a bit too "young" for me. <g>

Higs,
Katherine



Re: Test knitter



Quoted text here. Click to load it

Awesome. Congrats.
DA



Re: Test knitter


DA wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Thanks. This will give me a chance to work with some really nice wool. Plus
Vanessa will enjoy the finished product.

Higs,
Katherine



Re: Test knitter


That's really neat Katherine!  How'd you find that gig?
Pamjam

Katherine wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it


Re: Test knitter


Someone posted the URL a few months ago, and I wrote them. I wasn't chosen
for that project, but they kept me on file, and when they had another one,
we all got an e-mail, offering us the opportunity to do one. Naturally, I
grabbed at it, and this time was chosen. I am really looking forward to
doing it.

Higs,
Katherine

Qintes wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: Test knitter



Quoted text here. Click to load it

Katherine:  that sounds like fun.  I love the patterns. I remember Otto's
mother knitting something like that for the girls when they were teen
agers.  Cute.  I love the PT85 delicate drapes pattern.  I have book
marked the website

Sleep well everyone, I am off to bed

Els

Re: Test knitter


Els van Dam wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

It is a nice website, isn't it? The only problem I had with the delicate
drapes pattern was that I figured it was pinned onto the model's bosom, and
would likely fall down more than it would stay up, thus looking sloppy.

Higs,
Katherine



Re: Test knitter



Quoted text here. Click to load it

Katherine that is a very good point, I wondered about that as well.  Being
well endowed, it is a good point to remember.  We have several very clever
knitters in our Guild.  Peopel who look at a pattern and make the changes
and copies without ever using a pattern.  They make the adjustments while
knitting.  Sometimes ripping all the knitting out again.  But always
getting there in the end.  I do not have the patience to do that.  So is
nice when someone else gets the ideas and helps you out.

Els

Re: Test knitter


Els van Dam wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Good for them! We could use a bit more determination here, I think.

Higs,
Katherine



Re: Test knitter



Katherine wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Good show!  Sounds like a lovely project.

Michelle


Re: Test knitter


Eastern Edge wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

I'll be taking pictures, for sure!

Higs,
Katherine



Re: Test knitter


Sounds like this could be fun Katherine, well done..

hugz  cher



Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: Test knitter


Thanks, Cher.

Higs,
Katherine

spinninglilac wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: Test knitter



Quoted text here. Click to load it
product
That sounds like an interesting experience.  I presume you have a deadline.

--
Jan in MN



Re: Test knitter


The Jonathan Lady wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

I haven't been told about it yet. When I hear, I'll let you know.

Higs,
Katherine



Re: Test knitter


Hi Katherine,

Lucky you to be chosen. All their patterns are lovely.

Hugs,

Nora


Re: Test knitter


Hi Katherine,

Just how does the Test Knitter work?  I assume they provide the yarn,
you knit the top - and then what ?  Do you just give your opinion on
the yarn, or do you have to send the finished garment back to them so
they can see how it works up?

Curious in Connecticut, waiting for snow,

Rusty


Re: Test knitter


The purpose is to test a pattern rather than the yarn. I knit it up,
following their pattern, and critique the pattern. I keep the top as payment
for making sure that the pattern is acceptable for general use.
I am really looking forward to doing this.

Higs,
Katherine

Rusty wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: Test knitter


Katherine, thanks for explaining it.  Sounds like it will be
interesting for you.

Rusty in CT, still waiting for snow that was due four hours ago


Re: Test knitter


Rusty wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Hope the snow stays away!

Higs,
Katherine



Site Timeline