This test knit was for Yarn Over New York once again. She has lovely patterns, and you really should go check out her Ravelry page. This one is a lovely shawlette. It is long enough to cover your shoulders on a chilly day, or bundle up around your neck. This pattern is set to be released in just a couple short weeks.
I’m not sure what yarn this is, but it required a fingering weight yarn. Unfortunately, the ball band for this went missing ages ago, but the yarn was sparkly and crying to be used for this. Who was I to refuse! To knit this pattern, you will need to be able to work increases and decreases, and be able to follow a special stitch pattern that she has included. She does a great job of detailing how the stitch works, and includes pictures. Also, while there are charts in the pattern, she has also written out the instructions for you.
First of all, this hat is adorable. It’s based on the BB-8 character from Star Wars, who is very cute in the movie as well. The designer is Level Up Nerd Apparel. The hat is crocheted and uses mostly basic techniques of double crochets, increases and decreases, and color changes. The designer does a great job in her pattern of describing the techniques and does give details on how to work color changes. You will need worsted weight yarn in white, black, orange and grey for this pattern. The hat took me only a couple days to work up. It would have been faster, but I made a mistake and had to tear it back. Thankfully, that is very fast to do with crochet.
This is Fawkes’s Tail Scarf by Yarn Over New York. This lovely scarf uses a fingering weight yarn and creates a pattern of feather like protrusions over the length of the scarf. I used Purple Goddess Design Yarn in the Blue Twinkle Toes colorway. The designer was recommending a yarn with some sparkle in it, because honestly who can resist sparkle? It is a lovely scarf that can be worn both casually and as a more formal look. I ended up with a length that wraps around the neck once, with the ends coming to rest gently around the chest area. This gives a lovely loose drape.
These socks are called Swim So Wild and is written by Yarn Over New York. The yarn I used was String Theory Continuum, in the Carbon color way. These socks are a lot of fun.The pattern is super easy to memorize, yet it adds a ton of detail to the look of the sock. They are most definitely a pair of socks you can toss in a bag to take with you as you travel or have appointments. As you can see from my pictures, they are designed to work with a self striping yarn with a decent stripe. They can be smaller stripes than what I have, but you probably want to have a stripe that is at least 4 rows high, in order to do it justice. I ended up having an issue with the pattern. But, I assure you it was totally my error, and not the pattern. I knit the pattern line too loose, and it caused that whole pattern section to be way off gauge. I will be re-knitting these, to get them to work for me. They are more of a pattern for a guy, but I really want a pair for me. My husband just doesn’t wear socks, so it would be a waste to have them for him.
As always, I have linked to my project page, which will be updated with the link to the pattern as soon as it is released.