Test knitter


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:
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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. Higs,
Katherine
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Katherine
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
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Els van Dam
Thanks. This will give me a chance to work with some really nice wool. Plus Vanessa will enjoy the finished product.
Higs, Katherine
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Katherine
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
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Katherine
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
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Katherine
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
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Rusty
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
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Katherine
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
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Rusty
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
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Els van Dam
Congratulations Katherine - I have always thought it would be a fun thing to do God Bless Gwen
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Gwen

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